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Old Home Town - 100 years ago

August 16, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 16, 1907: "The coming sale of fancy Berkshire hogs at the Sutton stock farm south of town will be the biggest affair of its kind that has ever been held in Douglas County. More than 100 buyers will attend from all parts of the United States and sales should run high. It is a big event for Lawrence. : The population of Kansas as of March 1, 1907, is listed in Topeka at 1,651,331, a net increase of 39,540 or 2.5 percent over the preceding year. Figures show Douglas County has gained only 29, to 25,403. Lawrence gained 264 in a year, rising to 12,387, making it the 12th largest city in the state."

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