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Archive for Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

April 25, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for April 25, 1906: The chorus for the state Sunday School convention here met at the Presbyterian Church for a first rehearsal and it appears only about 30 of the needed 200 singers have come forth so far. The large group is needed for the music that has been chosen. . . . Anthony Porter was shot through the neck with a .38 revolver by William Wright in Baldwin. The trouble arose over a crap game. Wright was beaten and responded with an attack that might be fatal, doctors say. . . . Word is that there is a great exodus from San Francisco by people frightened off by the huge earthquake that killed thousands. Many point out that transportation out is easier to get than a loaf of bread in the hard-hit region. . . . The remains of John Paul Jones, first American admiral, were laid in their final resting place at the Annapolis naval academy today. President Roosevelt was the chief orator and many dignitaries from America and the world attended.

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