Archive for Sunday, February 5, 2012

100 years ago: Winter hasn’t left yet; gas pressure still low

February 5, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 5, 1912:

  • [Headline] "MERCURY IS DROPPING ALL OVER COUNTRY. Temperatures Are Reported to Zero And Below In Many Places. WILL BE STILL COLDER TONIGHT. Temperatures dropped to zero in the lower Missouri Valley and today a strong wind blew. Missouri and eastern Kansas are covered by two to three inches of snow."
  • "The gas pressure, that generally useful topic for conversation, weakened Saturday night and in extreme West Lawrence there was no gas at all. As was given out by the Gas company the pressure has been reduced to eight pounds and would remain at that as long as the excessive cold weather lasted. Saturday night people sat about their stoves or grates or remained downstairs watching the furnace, seeing the gas go down before their very eyes. All Saturday night in West Lawrence the gas had to be watched for fear the pressure would be turned on again unexpectedly."
  • "It may have been because the cold wave came rather suddenly that many horses were left down town Saturday without blankets. In the 700 block a team of horses hitched to a buggy stood for more than an hour shivering in the cold, until a storekeeper hunted up the owner and reminded him that horses felt the cold as well as human beings."
  • "Levy Bowers of Lake View brought in a skin of a gray wolf this afternoon. He killed the animal this morning in his pig pen. Gray wolves are rare in this part of the country."


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 2 months ago

Little different than todays temperatures, huh. Oh to have back the" Winter" time in Kansas

pace 6 years, 2 months ago

And they want to deregulate the energy industries. Oh for the good old days of unregulated utilities. Corporations are to be trusted to deliver as promised. Buy that and pay the piper.

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