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100 years ago: Haskell Institute in danger of being abolished

December 15, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 15, 1910:

  • “Haskell Institute, the Indian school located at Lawrence, is in danger. Although Supt. Fiske stated this morning that he had no knowledge of the controversy going on before Congress, it is a fact that a sub-committee on Indian affairs will recommend today that Haskell be abolished. While the senate is apparently in favor of such a policy it is not believed that the measure can pass the house.”
  • “While the pupils of the public school and the university students will receive a two weeks vacation as usual at Christmas, Haskell students get but three days. Supt. Fiske is planning for a Christmas tree in the dining room for the younger pupils and an entertainment in the chapel for the older students.”
  • “Every lady in town and all that can from the country, should stop in and see the Jewel Fireless Cooker demonstration at Evans Metcalf Co., 926 Mass. street on Friday and Saturday.”

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