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Archive for Thursday, July 27, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

July 27, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for July 27, 1906: "There is growing evidence from Chicago that some wealthy packers are 'buying' members of Congress with big bundles of money. And one correspondent for a newspaper there says he was offered $1,000 for an influential article about meat packing. : From Lone Star comes the report that one man tried to kill another and that many were watching, though the deed never was done. Apparently there was a dispute over title to some land and officials are investigating to prevent new violence. : It will not be long before all the of the old landmarks in Lawrence will be gone. The old Dr. Griswold home on Indiana is being removed. It was built before the Quantrill raid (1863) and its owner was killed while trying to escape. The property now belongs to J.A. Banker but the house was bought by A. Mitchell who says he plans to move it elsewhere on the block. : Readers of the World are everywhere. Recently a local man ran an ad for somebody to work on his farm and before long he heard from a man in Florida who had read the ad in a section of the World he found in that state."

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