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Archive for Friday, August 24, 2007

Old Home Town - 100 Years Ago

August 24, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 24, 1907: "Two horses were hit by lightning while working in a wheat field here today and were killed. Jerry Dwyer, a prominent farmer working the field with the animals, survived along with a third horse, both of them being only stunned. : Some say that because Kansas is sending fewer people to the penitentiary, only 207 last year, we are getting better. But maybe we are getting worse by allowing freedom to so many people who should be in the pen. : The Rev. E.E. Stauffer, a Lutheran preacher, and Henry Gilham, a courthouse janitor, skinned all comers at a recent horseshoe pitching tournament and are odds-on favorites to win the state title at the county fair here this fall."

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