Archive for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

40 years ago: State fire marshal investigates fire at Haskell

February 15, 2011

Advertisement

From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 15, 1971:

  • State fire marshal Robert W. Wolfe was visiting the Haskell campus to investigate a fire that had destroyed Sacajawea Hall on the previous day. The 80-year-old building had housed the home economics, needle trades, practical nursing and medical technologist classrooms and laboratories. The fire had resulted in $100,000 to $150,000 in damages to the building and its contents, including about $20,000 worth of medical laboratory equipment that had been purchased the previous fall.
  • The upcoming Kansas-Missouri basketball game was already a sellout, with an attendance of 17,000 assured. There were, however, tickets still available for the two remaining home games against Oklahoma and Nebraska in March.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.