Archive for Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

September 5, 2007


From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 5, 1907: "There is growing concern about the state of the city water and last night's city council meeting left many complaining that not enough is being done. Businessmen are particularly upset that reports persist that there is pollution and bacteria in the city water that forces boiling before drinking. : Rumors persist that the body of L.H. Perkins will be exhumed so that insurance officials can be sure his death was an accident rather than a suicide. More than $100,000 is involved in the estate. : An 'orchestration' consisting of strings, reeds and pipes that play the best of music automatically has been installed by Bell Brothers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Chambers at a cost of some $2,000."


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