Archive for Saturday, December 12, 2009

100 years ago: Trotting across Kaw Bridge prohibited

December 12, 2009


From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 12, 1909: There will be arrests of persons who persist in trotting their horses across the Kaw Bridge. Cabs, express wagons and mail wagons run their horses across the bridge and it is not in a condition to stand rough damage. The bridge watchman has been instructed to make arrests of all parties violating the trotting ordinance. . . . The heads of Haskell Institute are now in Washington and there may be some radical changes. They may make Haskell a trade and commercial school, while still working for Indian education with teacher training. As to the reports that Haskell may be abandoned, Supt. Peairs is in Washington and says that is a foolish rumor with no substance. He said he plans to be in charge of Haskell for some time. . . . A street car struck the horses of a local man today. It was a miracle that no people and none of the horses were badly injured. Street car owners say that people driving horses are not nearly careful enough and must improve their safety consciousness.


LadyJ 7 years, 5 months ago

So what I would love to know, was the trotting ordinance ever taken off the books or is it still there?

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