On March 26, 1898, the Lawrence World told of a meeting of the governor and the regents of the university regarding KU. "The Lawrence citizens present at the conference also decided to meet the city council and to arrange to have the city furnish fire protection for the university. It was found that the university campus was within the city fire limits and therefore the authority of the city should extend to cover it." A recent fire at the power house had raised the issue.
-- Courtesy Watkins Community Museum