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The sculpture Texas Rising by Joseph O'Connell decorates the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
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In 1951, hundreds of people reported seeing strange blue-green lights in the sky over Lubbock. These famous UFO sightings were dubbed the “Lubbock Lights.”

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A statue of rock musician Buddy Holly outside the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock native Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets inspired the naming of The Beatles.

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Local wildlife at Prairie Dog Town in Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock is home to Prairie Dog Town, the world’s first protected prairie dog colony, established in the early 1930s.

A statue of singer Buddy Holly outside the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas
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Fourth on Broadway in Lubbock, Texas
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Posing with a statue of Buddy Holly at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas
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A barbeque platter in Lubbock, Texas
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Cooks Rodeo Days in Lubbock, Texas
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Illuminated buildings during Candlelight at the Ranch in Lubbock, Texas
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Candlelight at the Ranch

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Showing off a wine glass from Lubbock Uncorked in Lubbock, Texas
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Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas
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