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Archive for Monday, November 8, 2010

100 years ago: Space prepared for those seeking election updates

November 8, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Nov. 8, 1910:

[On Election Day] “The World hopes that all of its patrons, which means a good slice of Lawrence and surrounding territory, will make its office their headquarters tonight.... This afternoon a huge canvas twenty-five feet square was stretched across the second story of Zuttermeister’s opposite this office. The large stereoptican belonging to Prof. E. F. Stimpson has been installed in the rooms above the World office, and this wonderful lantern will be used for displaying bulletins where hundreds may see. Chas. King and an able corps of assistants will prepare the slides for the lantern as fast as returns come in over the wire.”

“It is no longer the English Lutheran of Lawrence. The congregation changed the name last night to Trinity church. Years ago when Lutheran congregations were segregated according to linguistic characteristics, there were German Lutherans, Danish Lutherans, etc. This segregation is gradually disappearing and hence the adoption by the local membership of a more euphonistic name.”

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