Curry Holden - A Landmark Visionary
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For thousands of years, across hundreds of generations, people have come to Lubbock Lake. Hunter-gatherers, from Clovis to Protohistoric peoples, the Apache and Comanche nations, and the founding of a modern city are each a part of the history of this National Historic Landmark that is one of the premier archaeological and natural history sites in North America.
In 2011, the Landmark celebrated 75 years of discovery that began with the accidental unearthing of a Folsom point in 1936 and continues to the present day.
A unit of the Museum of Texas Tech University, the
Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological and natural history preserve
at the northern edge of the city of Lubbock, Texas. The Landmark
contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by ancient
peoples on the Southern High Plains.
The Landmark welcomes visitors of all ages year round.
In the summer months, watch as areas on the preserve are actively
excavated. Volunteers from the local community and around the world
assist a team of scientists in the meticulous process of unearthing
and cataloging every find at the Landmark.
Guided and self-guided tours, a Learning Center,
exhibitions, public programs, programs for school children and educators are all part of the Landmark's ongoing mission to provide
a research and educational facility and to reveal and preserve both
Texas and the nation's cultural and natural heritages.
The Landmark is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places and is a designated National Historic and State