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Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2009

Old Home Town - 100 years ago

February 5, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 5, 1909: “Egg prices soared to 35 cents a dozen here yesterday and one retail price tag of 40 cents is the highest ever asked in the county. The recent cold spells are being blamed for upsetting the chickens and making eggs scarcer. … At a joint meeting of the university staff and faculty today, it was decided to invite all the Kansas legislators for a good look at KU. It is hoped the big celebration can be tied in with Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12. … The city and school board are at odds over whether interest paid by the banks for money belonging to the school fund should be shared with the city. The state attorney general may have to settle the issue. . . . There is every evidence that Supt. H.B. Peairs of Haskell will be the next U.S. commissioner of Indian affairs. He will assure that Haskell will not be closed, as some have suggested.”

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