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Centennial Quiz - August 24, 2008

1. The first cross country railroad route that came through Lubbock started and ended where?
a. Clovis, N.M., and Houston
b. Denver, Colo., and San Antonio
c. Albuquerque, N.M., and Dallas
d. Wichita, Kan., and El Paso

2. True or false?
Lubbock’s first telephone service was established in 1915 by Southwestern Bell.

3. Lubbock’s first hospital, Lubbock Sanitarium and Hospital, was established by which two doctors?
a. Drs. Overton and Krueger
b. Drs. Krueger and Hutchinson
c. Drs. Stoops and Murphy
d. Drs. Hunt and Chatman

4.True or false?
Lubbock’s first full-service gas station was built in 1918.

Answers:

1. The first cross country railroad route that came through Lubbock started and ended where?

a. Clovis, N.M., and Houston

2. Lubbock’s first telephone service was established in 1915 by Southwestern Bell.

False. The Staked Plains Telephone Company was organized in 1906 by C.W. Alexander.

3. Lubbock’s first hospital, Lubbock Sanitarium and Hospital, was established by which two doctors?

c. Drs. Stoops and Murphy

4. Lubbock’s first full-service gas station was built in 1918.

False. The first full-service gas station was built in 1929 at 414 Ave. H.


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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