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Centennial Quiz - August 10, 2008

1. Where was the first Lubbock County Commissioners Court meeting held in 1891?
a. In a church
b. In the local jail
c. In someone’s home
d. In the Nicolett Hotel

2. True or false?
Broadway is neither a street nor an avenue.

3. Who papered and painted all 45 rooms of the Nicolett Hotel in 1909 to help update the structure?
a. Mollie D. Abernathy
b. W.M. Lay
c. Rollie Burns
d. Frank Wheelock

4.True or false?
The IOA Ranch, which comprised a large portion of Lubbock County in its early years, was named such because the managers of the ranch were from Iowa.

Answers:

1. Where was the first Lubbock County Commissioners Court meeting held in 1891?

c. The first commissioners meeting was held in the home of W.M. Lay, the county’s first sheriff.

2. Broadway is neither a street nor an avenue.

True. While most streets in Lubbock are labeled a street, avenue, drive, place or boulevard after their name or number, Broadway is simply Broadway.

3. Who papered and painted all 45 rooms of the Nicolett Hotel in 1909 to help update the structure?

a. Mollie D. Abernathy handled the task shortly after purchasing the hotel.

4. The IOA Ranch, which comprised a large portion of Lubbock County in its early years, was named such because the managers of the ranch were from Iowa.

True. The ranch was pronounced IOWA, not I-O-A, because of where its managers called home.


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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