Lubbock, Texas (Postcard History Series)

Lubbock, Texas (Postcard History Series)

by Russell Hill


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738579689
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,221,280
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

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

Bibliography 127

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