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Archive for Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Old home town - 100 years ago today

September 6, 2006

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 6, 1906: "The first car of the Lawrence Motor Car Line arrived from Kansas City this morning. The car will carry 30 passengers, and more if necessary. It will operate between the Santa Fe Depot and Haskell Institute. It will begin operation immediately and another car is expected soon for local transportation. There will be two fares required, one going south and one going north. The city long has needed such electric transportation. : The seven drug stores having permits from probate court to sell intoxicating liquors for scientific medicinal and mechanical purposes have made their reports of sales and it appears there has been an increase of 24 more sales than in the first report. There have been 64 customers and since the plan began there have been more than 1,000 sales. : Kansas marksmen currently rank 26th in the nation in shooting matches held in New Jersey. Missouri is 32nd and Oklahoma 36th in the competition. : Jennie Brooks of Lawrence this month has her second major article in Harper's. Her latest story is about robins and their lives in the trees and seems quite popular."

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