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Archive for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

100 years ago: 50th anniversary for Lawrence church

January 5, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 5, 1910: “One of the first churches to erect a building in Lawrence was the Episcopal Trinity Church, 1859. It now plans many special 50th anniversary events. The church was fathered by New Englander Amos Lawrence for whom the city was named. Many top dignitaries will be here for the various programs. .… There are some who think the cost of water in Lawrence is too high and city council members plan to check on rates here and elsewhere to decide if they are operating properly. … Local street car route construction is being postponed now until spring. Weather is too cold the ground is not conducive to the work that needs to be done. … Brick plant stockholders met today and plan expansions that could lead to more jobs. … The older residents of Lawrence are fast passing away. Records show that there have been 70 persons of age 80 or beyond who have died the past year.”

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