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Archive for Sunday, August 14, 2011

100 years ago: North Lawrence residents petition city for road treatment

August 14, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 14, 1911:

  • “If a petition circulated by R. F. Glass, the North Side caterer, and signed by all of the property owners interested, meets with the favor of the city council tomorrow night, North Lawrence will have the first bit of oiled road in the county. Bridge street, the street connecting the bridge and fill with the railroad, over which all of the North Side traffic has to pass to enter Lawrence, has long been unpleasant on account of the clouds of dust raised by every passing vehicle. This has been such an inconvenience that R. F. Glass, now conducting a restaurant on the street, has passed a petition asking the city council to grade the street, cover it with gravel, and then to give it a coat of oil. It is said that members of the council have spoken in approval of the proposition as they would like to test out the value of oil on North Lawrence streets, so that if found desirable other streets might be so treated.”
  • “Clifford Burnett was arrested by the county officers yesterday on a charge of stealing a bicycle. He is said to have taken a wheel belonging to Prof. Walker. The boy was employed for a few days at the Dyche Bicycle Shop and some of the pieces of the wheel were found there today. He was evidently disposing of it in installments.”

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