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Lubbock, Texas, USA

Lubbock County was founded in 1876. It was 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 existed in Yellow House Canyon. A small town, known as Old Lubbock, Lubbock, or North Town, was established about three miles to the east. In 1890, the original Lubbock merged with Monterey, another small town south of the canyon. The new town adopted the Lubbock name. The merger included moving the original Lubbock's Nicolett Hotel across the canyon on rollers to the new townsite. Lubbock became the county seat in 1891, and was incorporated on March 16, 1909. In the same year, the first railroad train arrived.

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  • 1895 - Lubbock
    Lub'bock, a county of Northwestern Texas, on the Staked Plain. Area, 900 square miles.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1916
    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...Read MORE...


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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...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.

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    May 13, 1930

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Lubbock, Texas is the 3rd windiest city in the U.S. with an average wind speed of 12.4 mph.

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