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City honors Moe Turner for rebuilding Lubbock after tornado

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Monday Lubbock honored the man who organized the city's rise from the ashes after the 1970 tornado.  The city unveiled the Moe Turner banquet hall plaque at the Civic Center.  Turner died June first of last year.   He was elected mayor after the tornado and it was largely his vision to create a memorial civic center in honor of the tornado victims.  

His son, Andy turner, says, "He would be honored by this but he mainly would be honored for the people that all joined hands together and made this possible."

Moe Turner was instrumental in Lubbock's development in other ways.   For example, he was the one who pushed for the creation of the South Plains Mall.  It was also Turner's vision at the heart of the design for a new airport terminal which is the one still used today at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.

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