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100 years ago: Proposed expansion of Bowersock Mill would double production

May 3, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 3, 1911:

  • “Lawrence will become the home of the largest flouring mill in Kansas, if the plans of the Bowersock Milling company culminate as projected. It is proposed to duplicate the present flouring mill by the erection of a five story twin building just to the west of the present structure, and extending a commodious warehouse under the present Kaw bridge. The proposed addition will increase the daily production of the Bowersock to 1,500 barrels of flour a day, an amount which means the daily consumption of approximately 7,000 bushels of wheat. There is no other mill in Kansas which is equipped to grind seven cars of wheat daily. Figures on the cost of the improvement are not obtainable, but it will probably incur an expenditure of from $50,000 to $75,000.”
  • “For some days there has been wild talk about the condition of Pinckney school. It has been reported that the school building was the hotbed for disease. This morning Dr. Gillispie, county health officer, and two members of the board of health made a thorough examination and report the school building in excellent condition. It is to be regretted that there is no way to prevent these irresponsible rumor doing their damaging work. The school is injured and no one is benefitted in any way.”
  • “Have you secured your license tag for Fido? On Monday your 1910 dog tags went out of style and Fido needs a new decoration. Better buy him another pendant before the cop gathers him in.”


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