Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2011

100 years ago: Plans in place for Independence Day celebration

June 30, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 30, 1911:

  • "Plans are actively going on for the Fourth of July celebration in Lawrence and the indications are that the celebration will be one of the best ever held in Lawrence, including ball games, horse races and fire works. Practically all of the stores will close in the afternoon and many of them will not be open at all. Picnics will be in order and many people will take their lunch baskets and put in the entire day at the park."
  • "B. Heshon of North Lawrence contributed two fine big onions to the Journal-World's prize collection of Douglas County products. These two onions are about the largest seen here today and are certainly prize winners for dry weather. The largest one measures 10 inches around and weighs a little over half a pound."
  • "The fruit crop is not what it ought to be, but the people of Lawrence are not suffering the way they are hollering. They make entirely too much noise about their conditions."
  • "Walter Dyche reported this morning that someone had stolen a revolver, a suit of clothes and $1.80 in change from him. The missing articles were left in an old barn at the Dyche home on South Massachusetts street. There is no clue as to who the guilty party was."
  • "As was thought, Herman Brocker has returned to Lawrence safe and sound and the uneasiness felt by his friends here was all unnecessary. Mr. Brocker had been to St. Louis on some business.... He made up his mind only a few minutes before train time and neglected to tell anyone."


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