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Centennial Quiz - December 21, 2008

1. What is the name of Lubbock underground water supply, which was developed for irrigation in the late 1930s?
a. Hueco-Mesilla Bolson
b. Carrizo Aquifer
c. Ogallala Aquifer
d. Brazos Acquifer

2. True or false?
From about 1905 until the end of World War I, cotton was a major crop, but not the dominant crop on the South Plains.

3. The Lubbock Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium was built and opened in the:
a. 1940s
b. 1950s
c. 1960s
d. 1970s

4.True or false?
Dr. J.A. Chatman founded a hospital in East Lubbock to serve the black community of West Texas.

Answers:

1. What is the name of Lubbock underground water supply, which was developed for irrigation in the late 1930s?

c. Ogallala Aquifer, a 220,000-square-mile underground water recharge zone which extends from 800 miles from South Dakota to the South Plains.

2. From about 1905 until the end of World War I, cotton was a major crop, but not the dominant crop on the South Plains.

True. According to “Lubbock and the South Plains” by Donald Abbe, Paul H. Carlson and David J. Murrah, grain sorghums and alfalfa were the dominant crops until the 1920s, when cotton took over.

3. The Lubbock Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium was built and opened in the:

b. 1950s. The facility was built in 1955 and opened in March 1956.

4. Dr. J.A. Chatman founded a hospital in East Lubbock to serve the black community of West Texas.

True -- Chatman Hospital opened in 1945 and served the community until it closed in 1966.


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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