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100 years ago: Farmer brings pigs to town in automobile

October 24, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 24, 1911:

"Tomorrow afternoon in Fraternal Aid Hall a meeting will be held for those interested in the play ground movement. Dr. James Naismith will tell about play grounds and what they do for other children. Plans are now being made whereby Lawrence will have a play ground and it is supposed that some interesting announcements will be made very soon."

"By a sweeping ruling made by the State Board of Health all towns of Kansas having a ground water supply must submit samples of their water to the University for tests. This is a ruling that will undoubtedly have a visible influence on the health of the state, for many diseases are known to start from water."

"In all the nursery rhymes about the little pigs going to market, there is none telling of their riding to market in an automobile, but that was the way they came to Lawrence today. F. H. Johnson, who lives fifteen or sixteen miles north of town, brought five hogs to the Union Pacific stock yards this morning in his automobile. The hogs did not have the privilege of sitting on the cushions but were safely crated, and whether they enjoyed the scenery or not, they certainly had the easiest ride ever afforded a hog."

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