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100 years ago: Balloon on cross-country trip may soon near area

October 6, 2009

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 6, 1909: “Three huge balloons involved in a cross-country race from St. Louis have gone down but another in the race has been sighted in Kansas City and is reported heading our way. There is no timetable, however, due to erratic winds. … The IOOF group here has decided to make a bid for the next state meet of the Grand Lodge. It would mean more than 2,000 visitors. … Two pretty stone stations, one at each side of the campus, are a part of the electric line company’s plans for the Kansas University line. Red tile roofs are planned and officials hope to make them attractive thought not too expensive. … There is a demand from the majority of meat markets here to close on Sundays during the fall and winter months when it will be cool enough for the meat to keep over the weekend.”

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