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Archive for Sunday, June 17, 2012

40 years ago: New city library nears completion

June 17, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 17, 1972:

  • Warm weather had brought about earlier start dates for many area crops, and the marijuana harvest was no exception. The Douglas County sheriff's department reported that three persons had been picked up this week on illegal possession charges, two of the men, aged 17 and 18, being harvesters, and the third being a Lawrence man who had been found to have a large amount of hashish in his car during a routine traffic stop.
  • A report from the project architect at the new Lawrence Public Library at Seventh and Vermont said that the building was nearly complete, with only internal furnishings left to be installed. The library was expected to be ready to receive books by Aug. 1 and would have its public opening in mid-August if the city's 75,000 volumes could be transferred in time.
  • Meanwhile, work had just begun at the site of Kansas University's new student health center, southeast of Robinson Gymnasium. Topsoil was being stripped from the site today, with the footings scheduled to be poured next. The $3 million structure was due to be completed by late 1973. Elsewhere on campus, the Wescoe Hall and Geological Survey building projects continued their march toward completion.

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