Archive for Wednesday, March 2, 2011

100 years ago: Balloonist and ‘parachute leaper’ visits Lawrence

March 2, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 2, 1911:

  • “C. A. Briggs, a professional parachute leaper, is in Lawrence and wants to make an ascension during the aviation meet this week. Briggs says he has one of the largest balloons in the country and that he will make an ascension to an altitude of 5,000 feet if given proper inducements. He is also perfectly willing to make a parachute leap from a moving aeroplane.”
  • “If there is anyone who thinks that the post card craze is dying out, let him just step into a postcard emporium and ask how many cards are sold a year. There is one business store in Lawrence which sold over 75,000 cards last year and the biggest amount of them went for Thanksgiving and Easter.”
  • “One wolf is the result of a hunt today which the Lone Star and Kanwaka boys had.”
  • “There has been a slump in the matrimonial market of Lawrence during the month just closed. February of 1911 falls behind the record of the corresponding month last year by approximately 25 per cent.”
  • “If you are in the market for anything in the line of a motor cycle it will pay you to call and see the new 1911 Indian with clutch and free engine at L. F. Conklin, sole agent for this territory, 836 Mass. street.”

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Sarah St. John 4 years, 2 months ago

“If you are in the market for anything in the line of a motor cycle it will pay you to call and see the new 1911 Indian with clutch and free engine at L. F. Conklin, sole agent for this territory, 836 Mass. street.”

See Indian motorcycles here: http://www.khulsey.com/motorcycles/vintage_motorcycle_indian.html Scroll down to see the 1911 model.

Pretty, eh?

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