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100 years ago: Lawrence residents celebrate Forefathers Day with New England supper

December 10, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 10, 1910:

  • “The sixteenth annual dinner of the Sons and Daughters of New England will be held at Ecke’s hall December 20th. This society is one of the oldest of its kind in Lawrence and has a membership of approximately a hundred and seventy-five residents who originally emigrated from New England. Every year on Forefathers Day, they gather for a reunion, a genuine old pilgrim dinner, and to pay tribute to the memory of those who have passed into the great beyond during the year. Forefathers Day falls on December 21, this year but this date was not open, so Tuesday the 20th was accepted. A genuine old fashioned New England dinner will be served by the ladies of the society. There will be no courses but the tables will be weighted down with the delicious dishes of threescore years ago.”
  • “P. Conner, the man who prognosticates the weather for this section of the country, from an elaborately furnished office in Kansas City, spoke in Lawrence last night. He addressed the Civil Engineering society of the university. Col. Conner is a humorist of national fame. This is aside from weather prophecies, and is not based on his predictions, however.”

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