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100 years ago: Columbia already preparing for KU-MU football game

August 29, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 29, 1911:

  • “‘Missouri is already making plans to beat Kansas at football this year,’ said a traveling man who was in Lawrence yesterday and who had spent a day at the Missouri university town last week. ‘Even though school is not now on, the townspeople and the students who reside in Columbia are active in the preparation for the big day.’ [The athletic board] did away with the Kansas City games and the annual struggle will be fought out in the university towns. Columbia gets the first one of these home games. That town is at present little prepared to handle the big crowd that the game will draw but by the time that the day arrives they expect to have things all ready. It will necessitate the building of a new athletic field and will cost the Tigers a large amount of money and work but they feel that if they can ‘Beat Kansas’ they will be amply repaid.”
  • “President Taft has accepted an invitation from Baker university to spend Sunday, September 24th in Baldwin, and to speak in the afternoon at the inaugural exercises to be held for Dr. Mason, the new president of Baker university.”
  • “Did it feel cold to you this morning? Well it was, and the thermometer will agree with you in this for it got so bad that the mercury dropped down to 51 degrees.”

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