Archive for Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

August 8, 2006


From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 8, 1906: "There were two advantages at least in holding the Democratic convention here. It brought needed weekend rain and showed for the first time who all the Democrats are. A body of men bolting from the Democratic convention in the interest of better law enforcement is something absolutely new in Democrat politics. : Another heavy rain visited Douglas County last night and coupled with the two days of weekend rain it benefitted crops greatly, particularly the corn crop. : The state school superintendent is expected to recommend that a high school's 'reach' be extended to five miles to include more youngsters in need of education. The move should benefit many children now deprived of school due to the current boundaries. : The first bunch of poll tax delinquents were hauled up before the police judge this morning and fined suitably."


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