Archive for Friday, May 18, 2012

100 years ago: Visitors will drop into Lawrence during ‘aeroplane dash’

May 18, 2012


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

  • "Four score of birdmen have now signified their intention of entering the Central states aeroplane dash to be held next month when airmen will drop down and exchange greetings with dozens of towns and cities all the way from Nebraska to the eastern states. The affair is under the supervision of the Auto and Aero club and is drawing much interest locally and abroad. Many famous birdmen will fly. The birdmen drop down in Lawrence, where they will be received by a delegation to be appointed the last week this month.... There will be all sorts of models of machines in this party and Lawrence will have a chance to see all there is to be seen in the flying game."
  • "Alfalfa grows quite tall in this country sometimes, but down in the southern part of the state it makes a growth that is astonishing. The Journal-World has received a sample of the alfalfa raised on the farm of W. T. Porter in Wilson county. It stands all over the field 33 to 36 inches high. Mr. Porter sends samples along to prove his statement."
  • "At last the railroads have rediscovered Kansas. For years they boomed the state, then they became partial to the long haul and began booming Colorado and the Middle West Now the roads have rediscovered Kansas and the Union Pacific in particular is inserting large advertisements in many papers over the country that extol the opportunities of Kansas."
  • "The Journal-World will have a page devoted to electricity and its uses and advantages every Saturday for some time to come. All who care at all for this subject will find the matter intensely interesting as all the newest inventions and their uses will be taken up. A specialty will be made of those things that are valuable to the house wife, so it will pay the women of Lawrence to look for the electrical page."
  • "Many local Kodak fiends have visited the display of the Eastman Kodak Company that was held in the skating rink yesterday and today. The company is exhibiting the possibilities of the Kodak."


LadyJ 6 years, 1 month ago

We had a skating rink 100 yrs ago?

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