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100 years ago: First female to graduate from KU law school

January 11, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 11, 1911:

  • “The first woman to finish the Kansas law school is Miss Catherine Calloway. Miss Calloway is now in her senior year in the law school and is spending her fourth year at the university having taken one year’s work in the college before venturing over to Green hall. Authorities state that professional women predominate in the middle west, the number in the east being much less.”
  • “Leavenworth, Kans. -- Frederick Wellhouse, known as the ‘apple king,’ died of diabetes yesterday morning. Mr. Wellhouse was at one time the largest apple grower in the world. He had 1,600 acres in orchard in Leavenworth, Miami and Osage counties in Kansas. One orchard in this county alone contained 640 acres. In 1890 the yield from the Wellhouse orchards was 80,000 bushels of apples, aside from ‘culls,’ and it required two hundred cars to ship them east.”
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