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Lubbock, Texas, USA
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Where is Lubbock, Texas, USA? 

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the Western High Plains.

The county of Lubbock was founded in 1876, named after Thomas Saltus Lubbock, former Texas Ranger and brother of Francis R. Lubbock, governor of Texas during the Civil War. As early as 1884, a federal post office named Lubbock existed in Yellow House Canyon. However, the town of Lubbock was not founded until 1890, when it was formed from a unique merger arrangement between two smaller towns, "Old Lubbock" and Monterey. The terms of the compromise included keeping the Lubbock name, but the Monterey townsite, so the previous Old Lubbock residents relocated south to the Monterey location, including putting Old Lubbock's Nicolette Hotel on rollers and pulling it across a canyon to its new home. In 1891, Lubbock became the county seat and on March 16, 1909, Lubbock was incorporated.Wikipedia

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Lubbock, a banking post-village, capital of Lubbock co., Tex., on the Brazos River, 95 miles (direct) S. of Can yon. Pop. in 1905, about 600. It has a cattle-raising industry.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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News  1926 - Lubbock man Is Killed by Lightning Bolt
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Lubbock, Texas, April 20,- J.H. BURROUGHS, 60 years old, pioneer pure seed breeder and director of both the State and local Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Association, was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning and instantly killed at his home, about twelve miles west of...Read MORE...

News  1930 - May 13 - A man was killed when caught in an open field during a hailstorm northwest of Lubbock TX. It was the first, and perhaps the only, authentic death by hail in U.S. weather records.
May 13, 1930
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1952 - November 13 - KLBK TV channel 13 in Lubbock, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
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News  1981 - June 22 - A young woman from Lubbock, TX, was struck by lightning.
The bolt of lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air.
The Weather Channel
June 22, 1981
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  Annie Kidd (2 October 1870, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA - 31 May 1932, Lubbock, Texas, USA) gravestone

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