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Archive for Monday, December 12, 2011

100 years ago: City’s largest storm-sewer project nears completion

December 12, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 12, 1911:

  • "The biggest storm sewer ever constructed in the city of Lawrence will soon be finished when the final link in the sewer from McCook field to Central Park is done. This, it is expected, will be within a short time, providing that good weather lasts. The total cost of the sewer will be $8,084.24. The sewer is that which eliminates the typhoid district from Lawrence. By this is meant the district that extends through the ravine west to McCook field. Almost a year ago, many cases of typhoid fever were reported in that district. An investigation was ordered and it was found that the water supply had become contaminated from the sewer running through the ravine."
  • "The presidents of Kansas colleges will meet at the state university at Lawrence, December 15, to discuss the problems of higher education in Lawrence. The Kansas College Association is the name of this gathering of presidents. Its purpose is to unify and standardize all college work done in the state."
  • "Are church fairs successful? In the minds of the women of two Lawrence churches there is no doubt about it. These are the women of the Congregational and Episcopalian churches who have just held two of the most successful church fairs ever given in Lawrence. At the Congregational church more than $300 was made from the fair.... The receipts from the Episcopal church fair were about $275."

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