Archive for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

100 years ago: Wichita man found unconscious near Lawrence railroad tracks

February 8, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 8, 1911:

  • “Lying in a bloodstained clump of weeds along the Union Pacific right-of-way three miles east of Lawrence, George M. Remington, a well known traveling man of Wichita, was discovered yesterday morning shortly after daylight. It was the engine crew of the fast Denver limited which discovered in the early morning light the body of a man half concealed in the weeds near the track. Remington’s identity was learned from papers in his pocket. He wore a United Commercial Travelers pin, and local members when informed of the accident ordered him taken to the Simmons hospital. Dr. Keith found Remington to be suffering from a concussion of the brain and it is feared that he has other internal injuries. He mutters incoherently occasionally but nothing which will throw any light on the manner in which the accident occurred.”
  • “Oranges are more plentiful in the homes of people this week than are apples. They are cheaper. It is possible to buy them on the local market today for 15 cents a dozen. ‘The California fruit season is at its flood just now and we may expect low prices for a month to come,’ said a dealer today.”
  • “H. H. Stanley arrived in Lawrence today and will take charge of the grocery store now owned by Mr. Alexander at 1033 Mass. street. The store was originally owned by Mr. Spencer and has since passed through the hands of Mr. Holmes and Mr. Alexander. Mr. Stanley is a Russell, Kan. man and was a bookkeeper before coming here.”


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