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100 years ago: Bells, whistles to welcome Teddy Roosevelt home

June 17, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily World for June 17, 1910: “If you are suddenly startled in the morning by the universal tooting of whistles and ringing of the fire bell, don’t get alarmed. It’s only to indicate that Teddy Roosevelt has landed on the home soil once more after an absence of over a year and three months. As New York, Kansas City and several other Kansas towns are going to take it upon themselves to welcome Teddy in a royal, tooting fashion, it is only proper to do so in Lawrence, even if this little city is a long, long way from New York harbor.... Headline: ‘THE AEROPLANE? YES, IT “FLEW” -- Up the Field, but Failed to Rise Much More Than Two Feet. -- TRULY, WAS IT ALL A FROST? -- That Airship Exhibition Yesterday Afternoon? -- Anyway, There Was A Good Crowd, an Afternoon Off, and a General Good Time.’... Mr. J. B. Watkins and parties, in a large seven passenger automobile were going out to Midland to see the airship. While running at a high rate of speed the auto ran into one of the horses of a team owned by Fred Laptad. The horse was badly bruised and received a severe cut on the hip. The fender on the car was badly demoralized.”


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