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Archive for Sunday, May 21, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago

May 21, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for May 21, 1906: "More than two miles of paving will be done in the city of Lawrence this summer, probably the largest amount ever constructed in a single year here. The work will take most of the summer but most of the busiest sections of the city will have new surfacing. The local brick plant will have much to do to supply the project. : The Russian czar seems to have defeated the douma but unrest remains and there is little chance, it seems, that the attempts on the czar's life by citizens will end. He and his people will have to be under constant protection. : A local man and his son got into a fight last night and the son was jailed, only to escape and go back to beat up on his father. They were locked in mortal combat and a hatchet was involved when police intervened again. Both were fined. : Interurban train service was started yesterday between Lenexa and Kansas City over a part of the Olathe electric line. The distance is 10 miles. We can hope such service some day will extend to Lawrence."

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