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Archive for Saturday, August 27, 2011

100 years ago: Train of historic locomotives, cars to pass through Lawrence

August 27, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 27, 1911:

  • “On the 18th of next month Lawrence will have the opportunity of seeing what thirty years has done in the development of railroads. On that date the Santa Fe will run a train through here composed of two locomotives and fourteen cars. These will be of the latest improved models and also of the style of cars and engines used thirty years ago. It promises to be a novel exhibition. The train leaves Argentine in the morning of that date and will make seven stops before it arrives in Lawrence.”
  • “As a result of a fire at 823 Delaware street early this morning, LeRoy Yeager, aged 4 years, and Robert McGee, an old man, are in a serious condition today and may not recover from the burns that they received. The boy was caught asleep in the flames while the old man was injured in saving him from death in the fire. Both are badly burned and are suffering great pain today.”
  • “The clothiers of the city printed a statement tonight stating that beginning September 1st, the clothing stores of the city will close promptly at 6 o’clock during the week and at 10:30 o’clock Saturday. While all of the clothing stores have been supposed to be closed tight on Sunday, it has been possible to find an accommodating fellow now and then who would fit you out on that day. The new arrangements call for the stores to be closed tight all day Sunday.”

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