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Lubbock,city (1990 pop. 186,206), seat of Lubbock co., NW Tex.; inc. 1909. In the Llano EstacadoLlano Estacado
or Staked Plain,
level, semiarid, plateaulike region of the S Great Plains, c.40,000 sq mi (103,600 sq km), E N.Mex. and W Tex., between the Pecos River and the Cap Rock escarpment. The High Plains of the Texas Panhandle (c.
..... Click the link for more information. region on a branch of the Brazos River, it was settled in 1879 by Quakers. It is the trade center for the cotton- and grain-growing Great Plains region of Texas and E New Mexico. Its manufactures include cottonseed oil, earth-moving and irrigation equipment, and pumps. Food and dairy products are produced, and there are wineries. A prairie-dog town is preserved in Mackenzie State Park. Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Park is an archaeological and natural history preserve. Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock Christian College, and the Texas Air Museum are in the city.
a city in the southern USA, in Texas. Population, 149,000 (1970). Lubbock is a railroad junction and the commercial center of an important agricultural region (cotton, wheat, and livestock raising). The city has slaughterhouses, as well as cotton ginning, vegetable oil, and canning industries. There are oil wells in the area.