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Centennial Quiz - May 11, 2008

1. Who was the first Hispanic to hold a seat on the Lubbock Independent School District’s board of trustees?
a. Linda DeLeon
b. Jose Ramirez
c. Victor Hernandez
d. Lauro Cavazos

2. True or false?
Lubbock’s first major fire occurred in 1909 when a blaze swept through the Lubbock Mercantile Co. at what is now Broadway and Texas Avenue.

3. Who was Lubbock County’s first sheriff?
a. W. M. Lay
b. Rollie Burns
c. George C. Wolffarth
d. J.D. Caldwell

4. True or false?
In 1911, two men were hired by the city as police officers, but no salary was provided for them. The officers were paid by fees collected from defendants in criminal cases where an officer made an arrest.

Answers:

1. Who was the first Hispanic to hold a seat on the Lubbock Independent School District’s board of trustees?

b. Jose Ramirez

2. Lubbock’s first major fire occurred in 1909 when a blaze swept through the Lubbock Mercantile Co. at what is now Broadway and Texas Avenue.

True

3. Who was Lubbock County’s first sheriff?

a. W. M. Lay

4. In 1911, two men were hired by the city as police officers, but no salary was provided for them. The officers were paid by fees collected from defendants in criminal cases where an officer made an arrest.

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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