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Archive for Wednesday, July 18, 2012

100 years ago: As weather moderates, KU men set out on long canoe trip

July 18, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 18, 1912:

  • "Yesterday afternoon at 1:30 the official thermometer at the University registered a temperature of 96 degrees above zero and one degree above the former hot weather mark reached this month. But even yesterday with its heat record for 1912 was 11 1/2 degrees cooler than the 'hot' day of last year. This day was July 5 when the heat indicator jumped to 107.5 degrees above zero.... The oppressive heat of yesterday was followed today by some of the pleasantest weather of the summer and at 2 o'clock this afternoon the thermometer had reached a point but 80 degrees above the zero mark. It was a sudden change and one that was much to the liking of those who have to be out."
  • "Three Kansas University men, Robert Fisher, Elliott Porter and L. L. Brown, left here Saturday on a long trip down the Kaw River in a canoe. They expect to go to the Mississippi in their little craft. They arrived in Kansas City Saturday night."
  • "At the Weaver store the clerks are given an additional half hour for noon during the summer months. This was one of the stores that favored the Thursday closing and has substituted the longer noon when this was found impossible."
  • "All of the children who have entered the contest in raising flowers or vegetables or in improving their yards and whose gardens have not been visited are requested to send in their names. Address 'Flowers' in care of the Journal-World."

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