Archive for Sunday, June 30, 2002

Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today

June 30, 2002


IN 1962 - Mary Dunden, Lawrence Memorial Hospital superintendent, and Hilda Berg entertained the LMH nurses with a picnic supper.

The recent flood threat posed by the swollen Kansas River here appeared to have passed for the time being. However, officials warned that heavy upstream rains could create new difficulties.

IN 1902 - On June 30, 1902, the Lawrence Journal told of continuing preparations for the Fourth of July celebration sponsored by the local Elks club. The Journal noted, "There seems to be an impression that there will be a charge made for entrance to South Park. That is not true. The park will be wide open to everybody, and many of the shows there will be free as well."

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