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Archive for Wednesday, June 8, 2011

100 years ago: City water could stand improvement, local man says

June 8, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 8, 1911:

  • “‘While the city water in Lawrence is considered as wholesome as any in the state, being free from injurious impurities, it is also true that its color is not attractive and could be much improved.’ These were the words spoken by a Lawrence man today in discussing the water proposition now before the city council. The man went on to say that while the matter of a water supply was up he hoped that it would be fixed right by the installation of big filters at the plant to free the water from minerals and discoloration.”
  • “Nature could not provide a more ideal spot for a huntsman’s lodge or a country club than the shaded dells and channels of Lake View. With the completion of the proposed $25,000 club house, no resort in the state will possess half the irresistible alluring charm for sweltering city folks than this same picturesque, restfully-cool Lake View.”
  • “About fourteen lads of all ages, colors, and varying degrees of cleanliness were summoned before Judge Means this morning to answer to a charge of pilfering the pop stand at Woodland Park. The boys told such conflicting stories that the juvenile officer was unable to accurately pick the offender, so the entire bunch was dismissed with a severe reprimand. The lads had forced their way into the pop stand and ‘swiped’ a quantity of pop, crackerjack and candy.”
  • “All heat records were broken [in Topeka] today. The mercury reached 100 at 2 o’clock this afternoon and the heat is increasing.”

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