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100 years ago: Excessive heat ushers in new month

September 2, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 2, 1911:

  • "September shows an inclination to break into the record column, in fact the month began on the very first day to do something for the year of records. Yesterday the maximum temperature reached was 96 1/2 degrees being the highest record for a September day since the year 1899."
  • "Monday is to be a holiday in Lawrence especially in the afternoon as it is generally understood that all business will be suspended and the Merchants and townspeople will take part in the celebration of Labor Day that has been planned. The banks have announced that they will be closed all day but the other business houses will probably be open in the morning closing their doors at noon."
  • "The Christian Scientists have just completed their church building at the corner of Massachusetts and Lee streets, and will hold their first services there next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. In the several changes from place to place in the last few years, this is decidedly the greatest they have made, and as in the past so in the future they extend a hearty welcome to the public."
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