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100 years ago: Lawrence streetcars getting Fall makeover

August 27, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 27, 1913:

  • "Lawrence street cars are to be given a change in dress. Out at the car barns the work of repainting the cars has begun and soon the old dirty yellow will have given place to a dark rich brown with here and there a thin line of yellow. All of the cars on the system are to be painted Pullman brown, the first car to be out very soon and to be put into service on the Indiana [street] line."
  • "Fire Chief W. F. Reinisch of Lawrence left today for New York City where he will attend the annual meeting of the International Association of Fire Engineers, September 1 to 6. An appropriation for the trip for the chief was made at a recent meeting of the city council."
  • "Slightly warmer today. The temperature today was 2 1/2 degrees above that of yesterday and several more degrees above the station of comfort. At two o'clock this afternoon the reading from the hill was reported as 103 above.... The indications are for high temperatures the remainder of the week."
  • "S. T. Moore, a farmer living seven miles north of Lawrence, was very painfully injured yesterday evening when he was thrown from a horse he was riding. Mr. Moore landed on his neck and shoulders sustaining injuries which are causing him much pain. For a while it was feared that a bone in Moore's neck was broken. S. T. Moore has been employed for over a year by D. W. Gwinn as a horse and cattle buyer at the Gwinn yards in North Lawrence."
  • "Tommy Rignall, who has been giving the probate and juvenile court so much trouble for the past year, was sent to the industrial school at Topeka this morning. He will remain there until he is given orders from the court here to be removed."
  • "The funeral of Jacob House will be held tomorrow at 4 o'clock from the home, 701 Tennessee street. The services will be in charge of Rabbi H. Mayer of Kansas City. The pall bearers will be W. E. Spalding, Chas. Tucker, J. H. Cohn, Jay W. Smith, W. E. Hazen and Chas. Hill of Eudora. All of the members of the family have arrived for the funeral."
  • "Dr. G. G. Goode, 66 years old, a popular physician and said to be the wealthiest man in Johnson county, committed suicide today by cutting his throat with a paring knife. 'I could not stand the heat,' Goode told his daughter. 'I could not sleep; I had nothing to live for.' Goode left an estate estimated at $500,000."

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