Archive for Monday, December 27, 2010

40 years ago: Lawrence restaurant damaged in fire

December 27, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 27, 1970:

  • Krazy Karl’s restaurant, 1811 W. Sixth, which was owned by Karl Haas, had been heavily damaged by an early-morning fire. Firemen had been called to the scene at 4:01 a.m. and had spent three hours in sub-freezing weather extinguishing the blaze. The loss to the building was estimated at $40,000, with loss of contents estimated to be $20,000. The fire had apparently begun in a gas furnace, but arson had not been ruled out.
  • Break-ins over the recent weekend had resulted in a total of $1,900 in losses reported to the Lawrence Police Department. In addition, parts of seven skeletons, valued at over $500, had been stolen from Kansas University’s Fraser Hall. The theft had been reported by William Bass, professor of anthropology. Bass said that the missing items, which had been boxed and labeled, had been taken from excavations in South Dakota and were “invaluable” to him.

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