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40 years ago: Kansas All-Sports Hall of Fame to move to Lawrence

May 25, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 25, 1972:

  • On this day, Lawrence became the new home of the Kansas All-Sports Hall of Fame. The Kansas Athletic Commission and the Hall of Fame's Advisory Board had voted unanimously today at a closed meeting to make the move from the Topeka Fairgrounds to Lawrence. Plans then called for the Hall to be housed in the Elizabeth M. Watkins Community Museum. The Hall of Fame had been established in 1961 and so far consisted of only 29 photographs of the 31 persons who had so far been elected to membership.
  • Right-of-way acquisitions for the proposed K-10 highway from K-7 west to DeSoto had slowed after the Federal Highway Administration had asked for further review of appraisals on eight tracts needed for the road. Lawrence highway commissioner Robert Hagen said that the review request was "technical" and would not affect the long-term plans for the freeway.

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