Where is Everybody?
Didn't Etter's have topless skaters?
Aerial view of Etter's Rebel
Coach Pat Pattison
Coach C. R. "Pat" Pattison Head Football Coach 1948-1953
1951 & 1952 4A Texas State Champions, 3 District 1AAAA
29 consecutive wins 1951, 1952, 1953
(Back left, Head Basketball Coach David Cook, youngest coach
to win 4A State Basketball Championship, 1951)
Journal August 1953
Prior to 1953 football season
Westerner World October 4,
Westerner World December 20,
University of Houston on
Avalanche Journal circa 1999
completely destroyed to make room for a Lubbock National Bank
drive-through facility and parking location.
of Bobby Rodgers
One of the many tree-lined, paved streets in the city of
Lubbock has 797 blocks of street paving, totaling 67 miles.
Lubbock is truly a city beautiful.
ELEVEN CLEAN-UP TROPHIES
For eleven consecutive years Lubbock has won first place as
the "cleanest city in Texas" in the annual contest sponsored
by the National Clean Up and Paint Up Campaign Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
One of several housing projects financed and built by Lubbock
citizens. Over 300 modern residences were constructed for
national defense purposes in Lubbock. In addition, 3,365 new
residences were built in Lubbock from January 1, 1937, to
December 31, 1942.
A low cost housing project, providing 130 living units of from
three to six rooms each.
Note the width of this street. All business streets in Lubbock
are from 75 to 100 feet wide.
A modern 11-story, 350 room hotel.
A modern, 12 story, 200 room hotel.
Four other first class hotels, with nine smaller hotels and 18
motor courts provide ample hotel accommodations.
LUBBOCK NATIONAL BANK
One of Lubbock's modern office buildings.
LUBBOCK HAS 11 MODERN
LUBBOCK HIGH SCHOOL
The Lubbock public school system has 42 1-2 units of
affiliation with the State Department of Education and is a
member of the Southern Association of Accredited Schools.
In addition to the $650,000 high school building on the
opposite page, the city has thirteen ward school buildings to
care for the junior high and grade schools.
TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE - AIR VIEW
Texas Technological College is the third largest college in
Texas; organized in four divisions: Agriculture,
Engineering, Home Economics, and Art and Sciences; located on
2008 acres of land adjoining the city limits on the west;
investment in excess of five million dollars; four modern
dormitories with a capacity of 1280 students.
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE
There are 12 other modern buildings such as this. In addition,
there are numerous other buildings on the campus.
DORMITORY - TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE
One of two modern dormitories for men - each housing 320
TO GIRLS DORMITORY - TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Two modern dormitories for girls house 320 students each.
One of the 51 church buildings in Lubbock. Virtually every
denomination of religious worship is represented here.
Lubbock is the medical center of West Texas and Eastern New
Mexico - serving a territory 200 miles east and west and 150
miles north and south.
TEXAS HOSPITAL AND CLINIC
MARY'S HOSPITAL AND PLAINS CLINIC
MACKENZIE STATE PARK ENTRANCE
This park contains 547 acres, and adjoins the city on the
north end. In addition, Lubbock has eight city parks,
embracing 116 acres, each equipped with playground, picnicking
and other recreational facilities, two country clubs with
swimming pools, golf courses, club houses and other
POND IN MACKENZIE STATE PARK
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IN ONE OF THE EIGHT CITY PARKS
Nine miles southeast of Lubbock, off of U. S. Highway No. 84.
Two large lakes are the outstanding attraction of this park.
These lakes provide fishing, boating, swimming and other water
sports. The park has facilities for picnicking, horseback
riding, dancing, summer homes and many other forms of
BARN - TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Lubbock is the largest butter manufacturing center in Texas,
which in turn ranks 15th in the nation. In addition,
five cheese plants in Lubbock's trade territory use over
100,000 pounds of cheese annually. This is approximately 20%of
the total cheese manufactured in Texas. Texas ranks 5th
in the amount of cheese manufactured in the United States.
One of the dairy products and poultry processing plants
located in Lubbock.
Another dairy products and poultry processing plant located in
DAIRY PRODUCTS PLANT
One of three large plants located in Lubbock.
Another large dairy products plant in Lubbock.
Another large dairy products plant in Lubbock.
Lubbock's water comes from an inexhaustible underground water
sheet, and is obtained from wells at an average depth of 150
HARVESTING GRAIN SORGHUM
Over 50 million bushels of grain sorghums - milo, maize, kafir
corn, hegari, feterita and sudan - are produced annually in
the 15 South Plains counties. These grains have 98% of
the feed value of corn. One man with a tractor-combine
and two men with a pick-up can harvest 25 acres of maize daily
in a daylight shift, at an average cost of $2.50 per acre.
This is equal to the work of 25 men heading maize by hand.
In the last few years, a high yielding combine type milo maize
grain sorghum, that has all straight necks, is of uniform
height and well adapted to harvesting with combines, has been
developed. This maize has an average yield of 1,500
pounds per acre.
One of several large mills manufacturing stock and poultry
feed from grain sorghums grown on the South Plains.
Over 100,000 head of cattle are finished for market in feeding
pens in Lubbock's immediate trade territory annually.
Over 200,000 head of sheep are finished for market in local
feeding pens annually.
Over 250,000 head of hogs are fed out and marketed annually.
Lubbock is the concentration point for all South Plains cotton
and is the third largest inland cotton market in the world.
Around 500,000 bales are ginned annually in the territory,
several South Plains counties ranking among the first in
cotton production in Texas. In Lubbock are located two
large cotton oil mills, three large compresses and six gins.
Over 300,000 pounds of dressed poultry are shipped out of
Lubbock annually. This is approximately 750,000 head of
chickens and turkeys. Approximately 2,500,000 dozen eggs
are handled by the produce houses of Lubbock each year.
On January 1, 1943, known proven reserves of oil in the
Lubbock area was in excess of 475 million barrels. This
was 20% more than all the known reserves of 397 million
barrels credited to the five-state area of Illinois, Indiana,
Kansas, Michigan and Ohio on the same date. Fifteen per
cent of the new producing oil wells completed in the United
States during 1942 were in the Lubbock area.
HEADQUARTERS, LUBBOCK ARMY FLYING SCHOOL
This is an advanced twin-engine school, located nine miles
west of Lubbock. Military restrictions prevent the
giving of additional information.
GLIDER LANDING AT SOUTH PLAINS ARMY FLYING SCHOOL
This school is located four and one half miles north of
Lubbock and is the only Army glider school in the nation.
VIEW OF LUBBOCK
50th and Indiana, former location of
Caraway Ranch Headquarters
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
1920's to 1955
President of First National Bank 1930's & 1940's
(Courtesy of Don Barton)
Wylie Drugstore, Main Street, Lubbock, TX
Clifton Theater, Main Street & Avenue J, Lubbock, TX
Palace Theater (prior to being remodeled as Clifton Theater)
Looking east on Broadway from Lubbock Hotel, about 1942