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100 years ago: Illegal fishing halted on the Kaw

May 27, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 27, 1911:

  • “Wholesale arrests among the fishermen along the Kaw disclosed the fact that practically every clause of the new fish law was being violated at Lawrence. The raid into the fisherman’s territory was so wholly unexpected and was so sudden that none of them had time to remove their nets and seines from the water. The arrests were made upon warrants sworn out by Game Warden Dyche. Evidence of fish violation were so startling that Prof. Dyche came here in person to investigate the situation. He found that practically every fisherman along the stream at this point, was catching fish illegally. Dip-nets, seines, tramel nets, hoop-nets, fish boxes and half a dozen methods of catching fish were being resorted to illegally by a gang of professional river men who ply their trade below the bridge. Nine arrests were made and more are to follow.”
  • “The post office force whom the Sunday closing order brings a holiday on June 11, has been invited to attend church at the Trinity Lutheran on that day. Every carrier who is a member of the Letter Carriers’ Association received a personal letter this week from Rev. Stauffer, the pastor, inviting him to spend his first Sunday in worshipping with the Lutherans.”


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