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100 years ago: County fair celebrates ‘Lawrence Day’

September 27, 2011

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

  • "Today was Lawrence Day at the Douglas County Fair. At noon today all Lawrence took on a regular holiday appearance for almost every place of business closed up at noon so that the employees could go to the Fair. Banks, drug stores, every place was closed at noon, and the employees almost without exception went out to the grounds to mingle with the crowds.... It was very warm, but that made it very pleasant to be out of doors, with no signs of rain or other threatening weather. Lawrence people are always loyal to their own day at the Fair, and today was no exception."
  • "Midland last evening was visited by two interesting young men when Benight Dickey and Raymond Buss arrived there. The two young men are on a long endurance walk from Ohio to Denver. They left Ohio on the 15th of July and are supposed to be in Denver Oct. 15."
  • "Bearing the imprint of his own masterful mentality and dealing with the problems which today are confronting the philosophical world. John Elof Boodin, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, has written a book called 'Truth and Reality,' published by the Macmillan company. The book will appear before the public in a few days, when there is no doubt but that it will make its mark in the world of real thinking people."

Comments

Sarah St. John 3 years, 8 months ago

"John Elof Boodin, professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, has written a book called 'Truth and Reality,' published by the Macmillan company."

Full text available at http://www.archive.org/stream/truthrealityintr00boodiala/truthrealityintr00boodiala_djvu.txt if you're feeling philosophical.

Wiki article on Boodin here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elo...

Google his name for other fun results!

Sarah St. John 3 years, 8 months ago

And here's a random question .... which is the cooler name, Elof or Benight?

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 8 months ago

If you prefer your copy of: 'Truth and Reality: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge' in book form, you can purchase it today on Amazon.com! http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Reality-John-Elof-Boodin/dp/B002Q0WH12 'Time and Reality' is quite likely an interesting book also. Amazon.com carries it too: http://www.amazon.com/reality-Psychological-review-Monograph-supplements/dp/B00087FNRU

He was a very prolific writer! This is a list of his selected books: Time and Reality (1904) Truth and Reality: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge (1911) A Realistic Universe - An Introduction to Metaphysics (1916) Cosmic Evolution: Outlines of Cosmic Idealism (1925) God and Creation (1934) two volumes: Three Interpretations of the Universe, and God The Social Mind; Foundations of Social Philosophy (1939) Religion Of Tomorrow (1943) Studies in Philosophy; the Posthumous Papers of John Elof Boodin (1957)

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