From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 26, 1908: "Mayor Barker today signed the log book of Joe Mikulee, the Croation long-distance walking champion, who was in Lawrence on his trip around the world on foot. He walked here from Kansas City in a storm but says he is ahead of schedule. He is in quest of a prize of $5,000 and already has traversed about half the globe. He is quite an oddity."
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
October 26, 2008