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Letters to the Editor

Happy birthday

September 18, 2011

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To the editor:

Citizens of Lawrence and Douglas County can take pride in the many individuals and groups who work tirelessly to preserve and promote the history of our wonderful area. Today marks the 157th birthday of Lawrence. Just seven years ago, our town was bustling with activity as we celebrated our sesquicentennial and presented Sesquicentennial Point as a marker of our 150th birthday.

Phase I of The Point is complete. Now we are working to complete Phase II of this beautiful space. Someday the Walk through Time will go the rest of the way down the hill to 2054, so that on the bicentennial of Lawrence there will be a walking history of Lawrence with an amphitheater for outdoor events. In 2054, Lawrence residents will be invited to open the time capsule and see what people valued in 2004.

You can learn more about this beautiful space by visiting the website of Lawrence Parks and Recreation http://www.lawrenceks.org/lprd/art/sesquicentennialpoint/sesquicentennialpoint.

And if you have not yet visited The Point, please do. Take a Walk through Time.

Happy 157th birthday, Lawrence, in this, the year of the Kansas Sesquicentennial.

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