The Centennial History of Lubbock Hub City of the Plains

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People have lived in the Lubbock area for nearly as long as humans have lived in North America--perhaps twelve thousand years. A little horseshoe-shaped lake on the upper Brazos River was the attraction. Over time, the site- La Punta de Agua- became a place frequented by modern Indian people, including Apaches and Comanches. In the late nineteenth century, anglo bison hunters. ranchers. and farmers occupied the area, and beginning in 1889, townspeople arrived. Twenty years later. they incorporated the City of Lubbock, and in 2009 citizens of Lubbock. often called the "Hub City of the Plains," celebrated the centennial of incorporation.

The centennial History of Lubbock is a lively narrative of Lubbock's past. It reaches back to the Pleistocene Epoch to illuminate both the ancient and more recent history of the largest city on the Southern High Plains. Paul H. Carlson gracefully chronicles the many peoples who have fashioned their own societies and cultures in the place and weaves their individual stories into the larger picture of growth and change that have characterized the evolution of Lubbock through the last century. He examines the movement for incorporation, the twists and curious turns surrounding the establishment of Texas Tech University, the expanding influence of the region's cotton industry. and the powerful, history-turning impact of the tornado in 1970, and with clarity and precision, he carries the still-evolving story to the very present.

Enormously engaging, it is full of fresh insights and new perspectives, but it conscientiously respects both the city's rich past and its modern diversity. Donald R. Abbe selected the photos. provided tile chronological history-here is the essence of Lubbock-and produced the bibliography, the most extensive such document available for the Hub City.

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Paul H. Carlson, Donald R. Abbe, Monte L
Published by The Donning Company (2008)
ISBN 10: 1578645115 ISBN 13: 9781578645114
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