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Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

June 26, 2007

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From the Lawrence Daily World for June 26, 1907: "A German youth of 23 who has just joined the Army at Leavenworth is said to speak 14 languages fluently. He ought to be able to make his wants known in almost any part of Leavenworth. : The dean of the Kansas University medical department refuses to issue certificates for examinations held last week because 'ponies,' or copies of the test, were sold beforehand to some who took the tests. So far, 26 students who took the tests have been examined and so far no guilty parties have been found. : Property owners along the north end of Ohio, near the boat landing, propose the city authorize a change in the course of Penn Street from Ohio east to Tennessee so as to make one block of drive along the river bluff and pave and improve that block and one block of Tennessee, the whole making a beautiful, short, river-bluff boulevard for pleasure-seekers who own horses, automobiles or other vehicles. : A man put in jail here last night for drunkenness was asked why he drank so much and he promptly replied that he was thirsty."

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