From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 28, 1912:
- "Lawrence will be photographed on Monday and Tuesday of next week. The final plans were made this afternoon and the picture man and his machine will be here the first of next week. A picture 1000 feet long will be taken on this occasion and by Friday afternoon it will be ready for exhibition and will be shown the first time in either the Grand or Aurora theater on that afternoon. The scheme is now in the hands of the commercial club which organization is backing it up and will see that the film is sent out over the state.... In this picture there will be included scenes from Kansas University, from Haskell, the city schools, churches, private residences, the dam and bridge and Massachusetts street concluding with a panorama view from the J. B. Watkins residence on Mount Oread. On Monday afternoon at 12:30 the street scene will be secured. President Hults of the Commercial club is planning on filling the street with autos and carriages and people at that time.When this film is completed it will be placed in the hands of a booking house and sent out over the country to advertise Lawrence."
- "The complete program for the Decoration Day exercises in Lawrence has been announced by the Washington Post, G.A.R. It includes the regular visit in the morning to the cemeteries where the graves of the soldiers are to be decorated with flags and flowers. In the afternoon patriotic exercises will be held at the Bowersock opera house."