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Archive for Friday, May 19, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

May 19, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for May 19, 1906: "The evidence against the two Thorntons, father and son, needed to convict them of the big burglary at Wolfson's pawn shop a few days ago seems to be building. Various reports show they will be convicted. : A few years ago, Capt. Tough bought a farm in Leavenworth County near the river and thought he had paid far too much, at $7,000. He is now dead and his son who manages the estate just sold the same property for $20,000, a handsome $13,000 profit. : Many were injured but none killed yesterday afternoon in a Rock Island passenger train two miles west of Topeka. The cause was a head-on collision with a switch engine left standing on the main line. Good fortune was with the passengers."

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