Archive for Thursday, December 16, 2010

100 years ago: Measles outbreak in Kanwaka closes school

December 16, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for Dec. 16, 1910:

  • “There is an epidemic of measles in Kanwaka, and the cases became so prevalent that mothers finally closed the school. They did not do it by petitioning the board for such an order. They simply kept the children at home. Without any pupils, the teacher was forced to discontinue instructions last Tuesday. The regular Christmas vacation was not scheduled to begin until Friday of next week.”
  • “The male contingent of Haskell Institute is thronging Lawrence stores today making their Christmas purchases. The girls will be allowed one day to come shopping, early next week.”
  • “A raid last night on a suspected joint on Delaware street netted the police two bootleggers and a quantity of empty booze vessels. When the officers descended on the resort, which is located in the 800 block of Delaware street, they found the interior was littered with empty bottles, jugs, and beer kegs. From the number of empties in the room, it was evident that the two professing to live there could not have absorbed their contents in a year. The officers failed to find any unconsumed liquor.”


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