Archive for Monday, March 13, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

March 13, 2006


From the Lawrence Daily World for March 13, 1906: "Arrangements have been made for Lawrence to play baseball this summer in the Kaw Valley Amateur League along with Tonganoxie, Eudora and Bonner Springs. There will be two to three games a week and there should be great entertainment. : Interstate Commerce Commission inquiries into oil rates resumed in Kansas City today with E.L. Willhoyt, an independent oil dealer in Springfield, Mo., testifying that John D. Rockefeller gained his riches by sandbagging his rivals with shady dealings. : The huge flaming gas well near Caney continues to burn despite all the efforts of experts to try to cap it and bring it under control. Every effort is being made to harness the monster. : Residents of Perry and those along the Kaw River just below Lecompton are alarmed the the prospects that the Kaw and Delaware rivers will eventually join just above the Lecompton bridge, cutting off Perry from the bridge and washing out the farms below the junction of the two rivers."


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