Archive for Saturday, March 3, 2001

Old home town - 25, 40, and 100 years ago today

March 3, 2001


IN 1976

A winter storm watch was issued for the Lawrence area after a long siege of near-ideal springlike weather with highs often around 65 and 70. The local drought remained a serious problem and there was great hope for beneficial moisture, even if it came in the form of snow.

IN 1961

The reported refusal of white barbers in Lawrence to cut hair of black customers was the main topic at a meeting of the Civil Rights Council at Kansas University.
Air Force Capt. John R. McKone, Tonganoxie, arrived in Topeka after spending several months in Soviet prisons following the shooting down of his reconnaissance bomber flying near the Soviet border.

IN 1901

On March 3, 1901 the Lawrence World noted "The Lawrence postoffice employees have on trial, a fine new Elliot and Hatch book type writer, which will probably become a permanent convenience there. It is a $200 machine, stands on a high polished desk and is used for doing type writing in the book keeping department."
Courtesy Watkins Community Museum

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