Archive for Saturday, December 24, 2005

Old home town - 100 years ago today

December 24, 2005

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 24, 1905: "Once again we are on the eve of a great holiday and many, many of us have so much to be grateful about, including living in a wonderful community with such stellar people. Santa Claus should treat Lawrence generously and warmly this year. : The local brick plant which closed down this week for the winter has had a wonderfully successful season. Nearly nine million bricks have been burned during the season, an average of one million a month. Fifty men have been given constant employment for nine months of the past year and many large contracts have come here because of the reputation and quality of the local operation. A new style of brick has been made for the first time this year, the Harvard brick, and it was used exclusively in the new YMCA building. : President Roosevelt, like many of us, will spend Christmas Day at home, in the White House with his family and close friends. : This is the last day for getting gifts and many are rushing to make up for lost time."

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