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Archive for Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Old Hometown - 100 years ago

January 30, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 30, 1907: "Kansas at last seems to be in a fair way to get pay from the government for the destruction of the Free State Hotel here in 1859 by United States marshals. About $20,000 will be paid. It was built by the New England Emigrant Aid Society and was seen by pro-slavery advocates as a hotbed of treason and was destroyed by order of someone in the Buchanan administration."

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