Archive for Sunday, August 20, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

August 20, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 20, 1906: "Oklahoma this year has 30 million bushels of wheat, only one-third as much as Kansas. Kansas and the states that border it produce about one-third of the wheat raised in all the 46 states in the union. : Seventeen school districts in Douglas County pay higher school taxes than the city of Lawrence. Most of the taxes are in the 32-mill range. Lawrence's rate is 22 mills. : The Bowersock Opera House has been thoroughly overhauled and remodeled and a number of topflight bookings will be offered there in the coming seasons."

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