"Victory - and Peace - at Last" was the Lubbock Morning Avalanche headline on August 15th, 1945. The war was over, making way for another big economic boom and this Hub City growth spirit lasted several decades.
The first commercial air flight arrived in Lubbock in 1945 as people got a bird's eye view of the endless cotton fields that led to the Hub City. In 1950, a half million dollars was spent to build a new terminal at the Lubbock Municipal Airport. And Lubbockites got a new venue for entertainment - watching the planes take off and touch down at the airport.
Then Lubbock went past the sky and into space with the Lubbock Lights. Lubbock was now a national headline and part of the UFO controversy gripping the nation at the time.
Then in 1952 a new signal was broadcast through the Lubbock skies. A television test signal was broadcast from Lubbock's KDUB. Soon to follow was KCBD in 1953 and KTXT in 1962.
In Part 6 of our history lesson we'll begin with what people were watching on those new picture boxes called televisions.
History of Lubbock, Part 4
The 1930's were called the "Dirty Thirties" because of the winds and the terrible dust storms of the time. Farms were lost and crops were destroyed, but new technology offered hope.
History of Lubbock, Part 3
In 1923 a Texas State Senate bill was signed by Governor Pat Neff establishing Texas Technological College. In 1925 the doors were open to the first 914 students.
History Of Lubbock, Part 2
Lubbock's town planners, looking into the future, built wide, straight streets to accommodate the new automobiles of the 20th Century.
History Of Lubbock, Part 1
The City of Lubbock's history began when two settlements joined forces in 1890.