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Archive for Saturday, January 23, 2010

100 years ago: Ice jam melting finally

January 23, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 23, 1910: “All along the Kaw River, there are signs of melting from the huge ice jam that caused great problems of power loss here due to the lack of water flow over the dam. River men are hoping the ice honeycombs in melting so it will not do damage passing under the bridge. They say the only real danger of major bridge damage would be a heavy rain that caused big ice floes to run down the river. … It has been learned that the Boener Cigar Factory will have a new building and provide more jobs here. The new factory is supposed to be the finest in the west and it appears that the Bell Bros. piano firm may decide to stay and move into the old Boener building.”

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