Archive for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

100 years ago: Dyche possible candidate for Mt. McKinley ascension

October 21, 2009


From the Lawrence Daily World for Oct. 21, 1909: “University chancellor Frank Strong has offered the services of KU’s L.L. Dyche for a coming Mt. McKinley ascension by Frederick Cook, a recognized discoverer of the North Pole (Adm. Peary supporters disagree). Dyche has been there before and it seems sure he will be accepted for the venture. … High prices are causing the farmers of Douglas County to empty their wheat bins. Hard wheat is bringing in $1.15 a bushel and the best grade of soft wheat brings in $1.18. New corn is coming in but slowly.”


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