The city of Lubbock began as a compromise between two smaller settlements known as Lubbock and Monterey. These settlements agreed to combine on December 19, 1890, and by 1891, the combined settlement was elected the new county seat as farmers, ranchers, and settlers began to arrive. In 1909, Lubbock incorporated as a city, and the Santa Fe Railroad sent its first train south from Plainview. The Texas legislature authorized the establishment of Texas Technological College in 1923, and Lubbock won the regional contest for the new university's location. Today Lubbock is the 10th largest city in Texas with an estimated population of 230,000. The Lubbock economy thrives on agriculture, education, manufacturing, and health industries.
About the Author
Author Russell Hill has lived in the Lubbock area since 1970 and is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He is an avid collector of paper ephemera depicting the growth and development of Lubbock and Texas Tech. The images in this book offer the reader a rare glimpse into the history of the South Plains of Texas.
Table of Contents
1 Agriculture and Cotton 9
2 Buildings and Businesses 17
3 Downtown, Street, and Aerial Scenes 27
4 Texas Tech 35
5 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 53
6 Churches, Schools, and Hospitals 65
7 Parks and Recreation 81
8 Hotels, Motels, and Restaurants 89
9 People, Places, and Events 105