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Archive for Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

February 4, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 4, 1909: “Lawrence no longer has a Haskell Road. The city council has changed the name of the macadam highway to the government institute to Barker Avenue to honor Mayor George Barker. … Wells-Fargo and the Pacific Express Co. have split up here and we could be faced with an express wars. New management is planned for Pacific Express. … The advance guard of the YMCA convention here began pouring in this morning and more than 750 are due for the convention. Some towns will have as many as 25 delegates. The whole state is well represented. … Everyone should try to attend the outstanding art exhibit the university has brought here.”

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