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100 years ago: First snow arrives in Kansas

October 29, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 29, 1911:

  • "A light snow was general pretty nearly all over the state of Kansas during the twenty-four hours ending last evening. In Topeka and a number of other places the snowfall was very light, being scarcely more than a trace that melted as fast as it fell. However, at numerous points the snowfall was unusually heavy for so early in the season. The heaviest snowfall reported was at Greensburg, in Kiowa county, where the snow covered the ground to a dept of six inches.... According to the records at the local office of the weather bureau during the last twenty-five years there have been but seven October days that were colder than yesterday."
  • "There are certain places in Lawrence that may find they are going to be prosecuted if they don't abolish their roller towels and quickly. These places referred to are said to be certain restaurants and other places where things to eat are dispensed. Not long ago on one of his regular trips here Dr. S. J. Crumbine discovered that in spite of the law roller towels were being used in Lawrence. He immediately notified the proprietors of these places that they must abolish the old towels and comply with the law.... The Kansas law is very strict in regard to towels that are used by everyone and Dr. Crumbine has announced emphatically that he is going to enforce the law."

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