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Archive for Sunday, July 20, 2008

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

July 20, 2008

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From Lawrence Daily World for July 20, 1908: "Tomorrow will be a notable anniversary for the suffragists of the world and a world meeting is being held in Seneca Falls, N.Y. It was just 60 years ago, July 19, 1848, that the first woman suffrage meetings in world history were commenced in Seneca Falls. Only two of those who originally signed the declaration of rights are still living. : The program at the local Chautauqua last night featured J. Mohammad Ali lecturing on "India's Millions." Little touches of humor added to his comments about England, India and his people. : Roy Pancoast, 22, died yesterday from injuries received in an accident that involved a threshing machine running over him. He reportedly stumbled into the path of the machine. : Col. W.H. Rossington, one of the most prominent Kansans in the legal profession and politics, died after a heart attack yesterday in Topeka. He had lived in Kansas 40 years and was known all over the country for his legal work."

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