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Archive for Monday, May 22, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

May 22, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for May 22, 1906: "Prof. H.P. Cady, assisted by Prof. D.F. McFarland, both instructors in chemistry at the University of Kansas, has discovered a considerable quantity of the rare chemical element, helium, in the natural gas which flows from a well at Dexter, Kansas. Cady has been working on this matter for a long time and has finally met with such success that he presented to the recent meeting of the chemical society here a lecture on the subject : The new YMCA building and its facilities are proving to be huge attractions for young men this year."

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