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Archive for Monday, May 9, 2011

100 years ago: Lawrence library receives gift of Lincoln portrait

May 9, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 9, 1911:

  • "A splendid full length portrait of Lincoln, the martyred president, arrived in Lawrence today for presentation to the library. The picture is the gift of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic and is a splendid specimen. It is framed in heavy mission oak, and is nearly four by six feet. The picture will be used to decorate the hall of the old veterans during the G.A.R. encampment and presented to the library next week."
  • "There is not in the world richer land than in Grant township. The famous Nile which richened the land by annual overflows never made the valley of the Nile any richer than the valley of the Kaw. Al A. Hicks has just completed his assessing and he finds the total assessed value of property this year to be $179,525. The population, 502, a gain of 20 over last year. Two houses and three barns were built.... There are nine times as many dogs as sheep in Grant."
  • "Three thousand old soldiers will be with us next week during their state encampment. Decorate your stores and residences with flags and bunting, etc., suitable for the occasion, and show these Old Boys that we are glad they are still living and can be with us. Merchants' Association, by Olin Bell, President."

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