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Old Home Town - 100 years ago

January 14, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 14, 1909: “Wheat over Douglas County reportedly is not suffering from the intense snow on account of a covering blanket which fell at the right time to protect the crops. Most farmers say the happening will put their wheat in splendid condition. … Lawrence has become noted for the many business women who help their husbands and figure so heavily in the success of an undertaking. The women are efficient and most patrons like to have them available to help as partners. … After many friends had asked him to run, W.H. Carruth, vice chancellor of the university, has announced his candidacy for Lawrence mayor. He is well-qualified and already has served well on the city council and school board.”

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