Archive for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

100 years ago: County corn, wheat harvests plentiful

November 11, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 11, 1909: According to the state report on the corn and wheat crops for 1909, Douglas County raised 1,637,325 bushels of corn, one of the largest crops in the country, with a worth of more than $800,000. Final estimates on county wheat were for 381,932 bushels, not as large as in some years but still a strong crop. The worth of the wheat is about $350,000, so the county has had a great year after evidence the final totals would not be nearly that good. . . . Early evidence is that there will be a crowd of about 15,000 in Kansas City for the Thanksgiving Day Kansas-Missouri football game, and officials already are calling it a “$30,000 crowd.” The game is set for Nov. 26. . . . Kansas football coach Bert Kennedy, meanwhile, is laid up with the grippe and may be out for several days. Arthur St. Leger Mosse is in chage of the squad during his illness. KU’s next game is with Iowa here on Nov. 20. . . . Lawrence High which has generally been accorded the state championship is being besieged with applications for more games. However, it is not thought the season for the unbeaten Lawrence team will be lengthened.

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