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Centennial Quiz - March 23, 2008

1. Before the telephone company went to all numbers in the 1960s for Lubbock residents, the city had letters known as prefixes. What were they?
a. Porter, Sherwood, Swift
b. Drake, Columbia, Texas
c. Plains, River, Lake
d. Tubbs, Burns, Wheelock

2. Match these longtime Lubbock ministers with their churches:
1. Jack M. Lewis
2. J. Ralph Grant
3. Sam Nader
4. Dudley Strain

a. First Christian Church
b. First United Methodist Church
c. First Presbyterian Church
d. First Baptist Church

3. In the 1950s and early 1960s, a large neon billboard overlooked the intersection of Avenue Q and 19th Street. What brand of appliances did it advertise?
a. General Electric
b. Admiral
c. RCA
d. Amana

Answers:

1. Before the telephone company went to all numbers in the 1960s for Lubbock residents, the city had letters known as prefixes. What were they?

a. Porter (PO), Sherwood (SH), Swift (SW)

2. Match these longtime Lubbock ministers with their churches:
1 - c Lewis-First Presbyterian
2 - d Grant-First Baptist
3 - b Nader-First United Methodist
4 - a Strain-First Christian

3. In the 1950s and early 1960s, a large neon billboard overlooked the intersection of Avenue Q and 19th Street. What brand of appliances did it advertise?

b. Admiral

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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