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Old Home Town - 100 years ago

December 4, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 4, 1906: "The city council has ordered two miles of new paving for the city in 1907 with Kentucky and Connecticut the major sectors. Altogether, 18 blocks of brick streets are to be put down. : Kansas may have its hardest football schedule in history next year, with Iowa and Wisconsin and a game with Minnesota at Minneapolis being considered. Nebraska and St. Louis are also likely to be on the schedule along with the three Big Nine opponents and efforts are being made to line up games that will make the most money. Washburn is again on the slate. The players, however, favor a shorter schedule than the 11 games played this season. : The city council is considering a franchise granting to the Lawrence Coal, Oil and Gas Co. a franchise to deliver natural gas in competition with the current supplier. The new firm would pipe gas from the new field at Eudora. : After robbing a man in Kansas City, Charles Green hopped a train bound for Lawrence and was shot during a holdup attempt on the train. He is badly injured and is being held in the jail here."

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