Archive for Sunday, August 7, 2011

40 years ago: City has fourth traffic fatality of 1971

August 7, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 7, 1971:

Douglas County experienced its sixth traffic fatality of the year today, with four of the deaths occurring inside the Lawrence city limits. A five-year-old had died from injuries resulting from a car colliding with him as he rode his bike. At the same time the previous year, 10 traffic deaths had occurred in the county, with two of them inside the city limits.

Constant Construction Co. of Lawrence had won the bidding process for a masonry shop and warehouse for Haskell Indian Junior College. Constant had submitted bids for $167,000 for the masonry shop and $195,000 for the warehouse. Construction was scheduled to be completed by late fall for the buildings, which would house classrooms that had been displaced by a fire which had destroyed Sacajawea Hall on Feb. 13.

Movies showing in Lawrence this week included "Airport," "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," "Murders in the Rue Morgue," and Walt Disney's "Pinocchio."


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