Archive for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

100 years ago: Lawrence enjoys quiet Thanksgiving

November 28, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 28, 1912:

  • "Lawrence is observing a very quiet Thanksgiving today. Business is practically suspended and the town is merely enjoying a holiday. Many of the business houses were closed this morning but there were a few who intended remaining open until noon. This afternoon there will be very little doing on the street. The usual number of family dinners were in progress this noon over the city, and there were several visitors here for the day, mostly former residents who had returned to their old home for Thanksgiving."
  • "Lawrence frequently hears of Kansas University students who mount to the heights of success in the world and occasionally learns of Haskell boys and girls who have traveled much the same course. From Wellington, Kansas, comes the story of an Indian Boy, now a man, who has fared well in pursuit of the white man's ways. He is William Lone Wolf, former Haskell and Carlisle athlete.... Lone Wolf is just a little past 30 and is counted one of the most prosperous farmers in southeast Sumner county. His acres are numbered by the hundreds and he believes in having the best of everything that his money affords. Seeing in the store yesterday a player-piano that he admired, it was soon on the way to his home, and he is probably the only Indian in the state having such an instrument."
  • "Everybody's doing it! Doing what? Going hunting today! The County Clerk was kept busy all day yesterday issuing Hunting Licenses and this morning you could see people in every direction with a gun and dog heading for the country. There are only three more days that the law allows quail to be shot and all those who have not been out before are taking advantage of this being a holiday and are going hunting. The quail this year have been pretty scarce, but rabbits and squirrels are plentiful and everyone should bring back game of some kind."
  • "The first figures from the Kansas Board of Agriculture on this year's crop yields and values are in its report.... The combined value of Kansas' wheat, corn and oats this year is $170,785,666, or more by about 55 million dollars than in 1911. Never before in the history of the state have the three crops been worth so much."


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