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100 years ago: Swimming pool considered for local park

April 6, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for April 6, 1911:

  • "If Albert Emmanuel, president of the local street railway, is persuaded while here tomorrow that a natatorium would increase the attendance at Woodland park, he will authorize the installation of a cozy little swimming pool west of the theatre. President Emmanuel is known to favor a swimming pool as an addition to the park concessions sure to be popular, and only hesitates to authorize its construction for fear that it might not yield sufficient revenue."
  • "Race suicide continues to flourish in Lawrence. The monthly report of Dr. Gillispie, county health officer, shows that deaths continue to exceed the birth rate in the University town by about 90 per cent. His figures would indicate that females were about to exterminate themselves, the death rate among this sex being greater than among the males. At the same time female births totaled 50 per cent less than males. March brought fifty quarantines to Lawrence, of which 34 were divided equally between scarlet fever and measles. The others were listed as follows: Diphtheria 7; chicken pox 5; typhoid and tuberculosis 2 each."

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