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40 years ago: Lawrence gets slighted by rain clouds in July

July 13, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 13, 1972:

  • In a glaring example of inequitable distribution of assets, it was noted that the Lone Star area, just 14 miles southwest of Lawrence, had received between six and seven inches of rain in recent days. Rain gauges in Lawrence had shown a paltry one-half inch or less in the first twelve days of July. The usual 20 percent chance of precipitation was in the forecast for tonight, but local farmers were trying not to get their hopes too high. "Row crops in most areas of the county are really hurting for a good rain," said Eben Farley, county conservation director. "A few areas have strangely gotten more than the rest of the county but overall, the corn, soybeans and grain sorghum are in bad need of moisture."
  • Eudora children were eagerly awaiting the annual CPA picnic this weekend, especially the carnival which was setting up today in the city park. About 4,000 people were expected to attend the events, beginning with Friday night's races (foot, bicycle, and sack) and square dance. A parade and mores contests were to be held on Saturday.

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