Archive for Saturday, August 19, 2006

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

August 19, 2006


From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 19, 1906: "People around Springfield, Mo., all seem sympathetic to those who took part in a triple lynching of negro men and there is no luck whatever in getting a jury to serve in the trial of one suspect charged with murder. There have been violent reactions against law enforcement people. : Company H of the Kansas National Guard will spend tonight in their pup tents in Central Park so they will be ready to avoid delays tomorrow morning when the group will leave on the train for Fort Riley to attend the regular army maneuvers. Baggage and supplies went by rail to the fort today."


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