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Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2012

100 years ago: Summertime hikes for boys begin this week

June 14, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 14, 1912:

  • "The first hike of the season for the boys of Lawrence will be held on next Tuesday. The plan was announced this morning and insures all the boys who go a great time in the country this day. This is another plan for organized play for the children although it is not directly in charge of this committee but the Y.M.C.A. The boys who will go on this hike are to meet at the Santa Fe depot at 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning equipped with a lunch basket and twelve cents. This amount is to pay the car fare of the picnickers to their destination, which is being kept a secret and the boys will not know where they are until they get off the train."
  • "The grounds committee of the Playgrounds Association met this morning at South Park and located the various pieces of apparatus that have been purchased. The swings are to be put up close to the path across the park, which place was selected as the best suited for this purpose."
  • "Two small boys who were carrying bills on the east side this morning have been accused of stealing a letter that was left on the porch of one of the residences. This is a serious offense, however it is not known just what action will be taken in this case."
  • "Kansas militia officers will study war tactics at Fort Leavenworth next week under the instruction of regular army officers. Practically the entire list of national guard officers from Lawrence will attend this school and will leave here Monday morning for the fort."

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