Archive for Saturday, August 12, 2006

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

August 12, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 12, 1906: "The proposition to establish a Weber Bros. piano factory in Lawrence which has been outlined in the World is now meeting with great approval here and stock is selling fast. : It was a happy bunch of 25 boys who gathered at the YMCA building this morning to start their first annual camping experience. They will camp around Rock Creek for about the next 10 days. : J.W. Mayhue, the band master, gave out a signed statement today in which he stated that Alva Lyle, the boy whom he had adopted from an orphan home, has become incorrigible. Mayhue paid his fare back to the home after notifying officials he could do nothing with the boy, though he tried hard. : The city is due to get two street cars in about 30 days and the first car will make regular trips from the depot to Haskell. The cars will be 30-horsepower electric and will hold 30 persons each. Many feel this will be a good move for the city. : Lee Harris, a local electrical worker , was badly hurt when a heavy piece of machinery fell on his left leg, breaking it."

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