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Centennial Quiz - September 7, 2008

1. What is the oldest business established in Lubbock and is still operated by the same family?
a. J.E. Murfee & Son
b. Dunlap’s
c. Furr’s Cafeterias
d. Dairy Queen

2. True or false?
Early Lubbock physician Dr. M.C. Overton once carried a phone with a long wire attached to it. When he came to a telephone line, he threw the wire over the phone line and could talk to the operator and keep in touch with his office.

3. When was Lubbock Municipal Airport opened?
a. 1952
b. 1935
c. 1929
d. 1943

4.True or false?
By 1904, Lubbock had gathered enough money to build its first cotton gin. That first year, 700 bales of cotton were ginned.

Answers:

1. What is the oldest business established in Lubbock and is still operated by the same family?

a. J.E. Murphee & Son was established in 1904 and is now in its fourth generation of ownership.

2. Early Lubbock physician Dr. M.C. Overton once carried a phone with a long wire attached to it. When he came to a telephone line, he threw the wire over the phone line and could talk to the operator and keep in touch with his office.

True.

3. When was Lubbock Municipal Airport opened?

c. 1929

4. By 1904, Lubbock had gathered enough money to build its first cotton gin. That first year, 700 bales of cotton were ginned.

True


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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