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100 years ago: Thousands of bushels of wheat destroyed in mill fire

March 22, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 22, 1911:

  • "Thirteen thousand bushels of wheat were destroyed this morning when the Hadley mill at De Soto was destroyed by fire. The fire was discovered about 9 o'clock and gained such headway that the entire property was destroyed. A fire company was summoned from Kansas City to try to save a part of the wheat."
  • "Golden weddings in Kansas, where the country itself is scarcely more than half a century old, never fail to attract interest, but the celebration of a sixty-fourth wedding anniversary is a genuine rarity. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newby, 1105 N. J., have recently celebrated the sixty-fourth anniversary of their married life, nearly half a century of which was spent in Kansas."
  • "M. Robinson has accepted the agency in Lawrence for the sale of Mexican lands, owned by the Orient railway, but before offering any of them for sale he wished to be thoroughly informed in regard to them so that he could guarantee his representations to be absolutely true. Today he left for Chihuahua with a party of Orient officials and will be taken all over the lands now on the market. He will examine the land carefully and if he finds them worthy of his personal guarantee, upon his return to Lawrence he will have some announcements to make that will be of interest."

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