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Archive for Monday, February 6, 2012

100 years ago: Lawrence playground concept languishing

February 6, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 6, 1912:

  • "The proposition of the various civic organizations of the city to secure a portion of South Park for playground purposes was brought up before the city council again last night and the indications are that this time the matter will be disposed of. This is a question that has been brought up several times before the city fathers, but they have always been unable to reach a conclusion.... City Attorney Mitchell told the council that he did not believe they have a legal right to surrender any part of this park to a civic organization as the ground which makes up South Park was granted to the city for park purposes only, and that the city did not buy it. It is a provision in the grant that when the city ceases to use the land for park purposes it shall be given back to the original owners. This is the question that seems to interfere with the council's granting the ground to another party."
  • "Experiments in jelly making are creating wide attention in all the domestic science schools of the country. At the University of Kansas Dr. Edna Day has a class of senior girls in 'Food Problems' who are taking up the study of jelly making and also several other interesting experiments which will be of help to the housewife of today."

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