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Pat Neff


Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Bartee Haile: West Texans fought long and hard for a college

Unhappy with the site selection, one politician promised to make the long journey to Lubbock on foot if 300 students showed up registration in the fall of 1924. When more than 900 enrolled for the inaugural semester, he received a telegram that read, “Start walking.”