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Old Classmate?
Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking...surely I cannot look that old?  You may enjoy this short story, which could be true....

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 50 years ago.
 
Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended LHS
.  "Yes," he replied.  "When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1954. Why?"  "You were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"

Courtesy of Nancy Abbott Loveless

REMEMBER WHEN!
By Missy Parrish Stark*

Remember when we walked the halls,
Rushing to our next class;
Or the times we just gathered on the lawn,
Just to talk and sit on the grass!

Or how about the Friday nights,
And all those football games;
When we were so full of hope,
Our visions full of fortunes and fames!

Remember how proud we stood,
On graduation day;
And the sorrow that we felt,
As we went our separate way!

It's hard to believe how much we've changed,
In the fifty-five years that have passed;
But the friendships that we built back then,
Today, they still hold fast.

(*Written by the daughter of Percy Parrish
and dedicated to the Lubbock High School class of 1954.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Hi-D-Ho and Coach Pat


Where is Everybody?

Etter's Rebel


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 Champions,
29 consecutive wins 1951, 1952, 1953

(Back left, Head Basketball Coach David Cook, youngest coach to win 4A State Basketball Championship, 1951)

 Lubbock Avalanche Journal August 1953




Prior to 1953 football season

Westerner World October 4, 1951

Westerner World December 20, 1951

University of Houston on

Lyle Harger

 Lubbock Avalanche Journal circa 1999

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  completely destroyed to make room for a Lubbock National Bank drive-through facility and parking location.


Courtesy of Bobby Rodgers



One of the many tree-lined, paved streets in the city of Lubbock.
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.


GREENACRES
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.


HUB HOMES
A low cost housing project, providing 130 living units of from three to six rooms each.


STREET SCENE
Note the width of this street. All business streets in Lubbock are from 75 to 100 feet wide.


HOTEL LUBBOCK
A modern 11-story, 350 room hotel.


HILTON 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 THEATRES


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.


TEXAS 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.


BOYS DORMITORY - TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE
One of two modern dormitories for men - each housing 320 students.


ENTRANCE TO GIRLS DORMITORY - TEXAS TECHNOLOGICAL COLLEGE
Two modern dormitories for girls house 320 students each.


FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
One of the 51 church buildings in Lubbock. Virtually every denomination of religious worship is represented here.


LUBBOCK GENERAL HOSPITAL
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.


WEST TEXAS HOSPITAL AND CLINIC


ST. 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 facilities.


LILY POND IN MACKENZIE STATE PARK


PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IN ONE OF THE EIGHT CITY PARKS


BUFFALO SPRINGS PARK
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 recreation.


DAIRY 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.


WILSON & COMPANY
One of the dairy products and poultry processing plants located in Lubbock.


SWIFT & COMPANY
Another dairy products and poultry processing plant located in Lubbock.


BELL DAIRY PRODUCTS PLANT
One of three large plants located in Lubbock.


BORDEN'S
Another large dairy products plant in Lubbock.


McILHANEYS
Another large dairy products plant in Lubbock.


WATER SUPPLY
Lubbock's water comes from an inexhaustible underground water sheet, and is obtained from wells at an average depth of 150 feet.


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.


COMBINE TYPE MAIZE
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.


PURINA MILLS
One of several large mills manufacturing stock and poultry feed from grain sorghums grown on the South Plains.


CATTLE FEEDING SCENE
Over 100,000 head of cattle are finished for market in feeding pens in Lubbock's immediate trade territory annually.


SHEEP FEEDING SCENE
Over 200,000 head of sheep are finished for market in local feeding pens annually.
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HOGS
Over 250,000 head of hogs are fed out and marketed annually.



COTTON
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.


POULTRY FEEDING
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.


OIL FIELD
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.


POST 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.


CARGO 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.


AERIAL VIEW OF LUBBOCK

Winchester Square Mulberry


50th and Indiana, former location of
Caraway Ranch Headquarters

 


ORIGINAL FIRST NATIONAL BANK
circa 1901


FIRST NATIONAL BANK
1920's to 1955


O. L. SLATON HOME
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

 


Grade School & Junior High Pictures
(Need help with names)

Hi-D-Ho, Coach Pattison
& '30 - '40's Lubbock Photos

60th Reunion Attendees

57th Reunion Pictures

57th Reunion Attendees

55th Reunion Attendees

 50th Reunion Attendees

50th Reunion Pictures

50th Reunion Panoramic
Picture of Attendees

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40th Reunion Pictures

Dark Suckers
R G Box's Hilariously Funny Theory!

1999 Class Reunion
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Dan Shipman's 50's - 80's Music

Additional Music

Mary Ann Munn's Old Time Radio Shows

Marilyn Bobo's Senior Moments

Go Ahead,
Make My Day!

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