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Centennial Quiz - August 3, 2008

1. Lubbock’s high school football stadium, Lowrey Field, was named after E.J. “Pinky’ Lowrey. What was Lowrey’s connection to Lubbock schools?
a. Early superintendent
b. High school principal
c. Longtime Lubbock High coach and business manager
d. School board member

2. True or false?
Since Lubbock High came into existence in 1910, the school has had more than 30 different principals.

3. According to an advertisment in The Avalanche-Journal in 1946, how much did it cost to take a TNM&O bus from Lubbock to Dallas?
a. $10.50
b. $7.95
c. $5.60
d. $12.95

4.True or false?
When Texas Tech’s Jones Stadium was dedicated on Nov. 19, 1947, the seating capacity was 15,000.

Answers:

1. Lubbock’s high school football stadium, Lowrey Field, was named after E.J. “Pinky’ Lowrey. What was Lowrey’s connection to Lubbock schools?

c. Longtime Lubbock High coach and business manager

2. Since Lubbock High came into existence 1910, the school has had more than 30 different principals.

False. Lubbock High has had only 12 principals in its 98-year history.

3. According to an advertisment in The Avalanche-Journal in 1946, how much did it cost to take a TNM&O bus from Lubbock to Dallas?

c. $5.60

4. When Texas Tech’s Jones Stadium was dedicated on Nov. 19, 1947, the seating capacity was 15,000.

False. Jones Stadium’s seating capacity was 27,000.


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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