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Archive for Thursday, October 19, 2000

Old Home Town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today

October 19, 2000

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IN 1975

Joyce Cashatt was chosen Lawrence High's 1975 homecoming queen. The attendants were Laura Hedges and Felicia Wolf.

IN 1960

Barbara Leona Harris of Lawrence was named the recipient of the highest award in the Kansas 4-H program designation as the Kansas Girls' Achievement Champion in competiton with more than 30,000 other state 4-H members.

Ralph Houk, a native of Stull and one-time Lawrence High all-sports star, was given a one-year, $35,000 contract to be field manager of the New York Yankees baseball team for the 1961 season. He had been a Yankee catcher in his playing days and had been a military hero of the famed Battle of the Bulge in Europe in 1944-45. Houk's problem was that he had to back up future hall-of-famer Yogi Berra in his playing days.

IN 1900

On. Oct. 19, 1900, the Lawrence Journal announced the death of Brinton W. Woodward. An early Kansas pioneer, Woodward founded a drug store in 1855 which continues to operate today as the Round Corner Drug Store at 801 Mass.

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