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100 years ago: Haskell celebrates 25th birthday

June 14, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for June 14, 1909: Haskell Institue is having perhaps the most glorious week in its history as the school, its officials and alumni and former students celebrate the school’s 25th birthday. Crowds are large and visitors are numerous and the campus of the school is aglow with decorations for the occasion. . . . More progress has been made on the building of the electric line here and soon the rails will begin to arrive. More ties came in today and there is considerable activity drawing many spectators. . . . Henry Kohman, a noted local baking specialist, is working on developing a new yeast that will make it far easier to bake good salt-rising bread. . . . The university department of paleontology has been given a rare fossil which will be one of the most valuable specimens in the entire museum collection. It is a prehistoric beaver. . . . Water baseball, a newfangled game in the west, has been introduced this summer by Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. It is to be played in the large swimming pool in Robinson Gymnasium and most of the participants are up to their necks in water. It is very popular with summer students.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 1 month ago

"Haskell Institue is having perhaps the most glorious week in its history as the school, its officials and alumni and former students celebrate the school’s 25th birthday. Crowds are large and visitors are numerous and the campus of the school is aglow with decorations for the occasion. "

And large numbers of them were likely camping in the Haskell Wetlands.

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