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Archive for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

100 years ago: Some city schools still closed from lack of heat

January 11, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 11, 1912:

  • "The city schools are still suffering from the gas weakness and Woodlawn and Lincoln schools in north Lawrence remained closed this morning. Pinckney was opened up this morning again and it was hoped to be able to hold classes there today. A special meeting of the school board was called for this afternoon at 2:30 to take up the matter of heating the buildings better."
  • "Yesterday was the day set for the Belleview wolf drive and the hunters went out as planned but although they beat the bushes all day they were unable to make a capture and only a couple of wolves were sighted by the party. These were far away and escaped the hunters."
  • "Word has been received in Lawrence that Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hare of Minneapolis, Minn., are both in the Pasteur Institute there taking treatment against rabies. (Mrs. Hare will be remembered here as Miss Effie Robinson.) The Hares had a pet dog to whom they were much attached. The dog went mad suddenly and bit both Mr. and Mrs. Hare. An examination revealed that the dog had a severe case of rabies. so the Hares went to the Institute for treatment."

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