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Archive for Tuesday, September 7, 2010

100 years ago: Lawrence hosts convention of Quakers

September 7, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 7, 1910:

“N. Thomas Veatch of Atchison, who was appointed an instructor in the department of Civil Engineering at the university during the summer, arrived yesterday to assume his new duties. Veatch graduated in ‘09 and has recently been connected with the firm of J. S. Worley of Kansas City. He has been superintending the construction of a water plant at Ashland, and since leaving school designed the system at Holton.... The center of population in Lawrence, which is generally clustered around university hill, is today shifted to the old stone church in which the Friends are holding their annual convention. Nearly 2,000 members of the Quaker faith are crowded into the two story stone building or holding an overflow meeting in the shady yard.... A freight car was broken into and robbed last night of two cases of shoes, while enroute through Lawrence. The shoes were a consignment in transit and two dozen were taken. Their value is something over $125.”

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