Pin from Lubbock, TX featuring a (Buddy Holly?) guitar

This pin was in a “Welcome” packet I received when I was an investigator on a grant that led to a workshop at Texas Tech in Lubbock. Lubbock is in the panhandle of Texas, a city well experienced to vagaries of weather and humongous dust storms. It is the former home of Buddy Holly (although I’m not sure why he merits a statue). On the Tech campus there is a statue of Will Rogers astride Soapsuds, his horse. Lubbock has a lot going for it, owing to the presence of a large university. It is also intimately related to the agribusinesses of cotton and peanuts.

Location: 7-B1