Abernathy celebrates 100th birthday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/4/09

Abernathy celebrates 100th birthday

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Just like so many other cities across the South Plains, Abernathy celebrated the nation's birthday Saturday.

The Abernathy parade included the Shriners, the Nifty 50's Car Club of Lubbock, and several local businesses. Even one family that has been in the area since the 1800's also had a float.

But for Abernathy, it wasn't just America's birthday; it was also the town's birthday. The town was officially incorporated in the 1920's but July 9th, 1909 is the day of the town's plat map was accepted, so Saturday was the day they chose to celebrate as their 100th birthday.

The citizens of Abernathy gathered to open a time capsule that had been buried in 1976. The time capsule included a letter from the residents of yesteryear, newspaper clippings, an old video tape, ads for grocery prices, a checkbook, and a meat rationing token.

NewsChannel 11 will be back in Abernathy on July 31st as part of our Live Community Coverage Tour.

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