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Archive for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

100 years ago: Arctic explorer might visit Lawrence this summer

June 13, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 13, 1912:

  • "Tomorrow, Flag Day, will not be observed here officially by the G.A.R., but that organization requests that merchants and others show due honor to the day by appropriate decorations. Tomorrow will be the 135th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes."
  • "Commodore Robert E. Peary, Arctic explorer and United States Naval officer, may be in Lawrence this summer and tell of some of his expeditions into the frozen northland. Peary is booked with the White Chautauqua Company and this company is making an effort to arrange for a nine days program in Lawrence in August. If the date is made Peary will be one of the men on the program."
  • "There are some things that doctors are not always required to know but which it is desirable that they should be acquainted with in certain diseases. Such cases were the subject of Prof. C. E. McClung's lecture in Snow Hall last night. He described abnormal development of fish and chickens and then passed on to similar cases of unusual development in man. The talk was illustrated with steropticon views. Last night's meeting was a part of the physicians' course that is being given at the University this summer."
  • "More rain fell this morning in Douglas county. Farmers living west of here report heavy rains this morning which did much good to growing crops. Light showers were general over the country. A heavy rain was also reported from Midland, north of town."
  • "Three Lawrence men, R. E. Protch, A. P. Hults and C. B. Hosford went up to Topeka yesterday afternoon over the Golden Belt Road in the Protch car. They made the trip to look over the road and also to meet with the Topeka men who are interested in the road. While in the Capital City these men also extended an invitation to the Topeka Auto Club to pay Lawrence a visit this summer. The invitation was accepted and the Topeka club will motor down to Lawrence some Sunday soon."

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