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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.
ISBN: 9780738579689
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 194
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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.
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