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100 years ago: Unseasonably warm temps puzzle Lawrence weather-watchers

January 18, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 18, 1913:

  • "Sixty above zero. That doesn't sound very much like a thermometer reading in January but this noon the thermometer in front of the Journal-World office stood at that mark. And it has been thereabouts for several days, in fact almost the entire week. This weather certainly is not the kind one usually thinks of in connection with the month of January. The days are warm and the sun shines brightly all day. At night the only difference is that it is a moon instead of the sun. There isn't even a frost and the mud and slush is just as soft in the morning as it was the night before. The thermometer has dropped a little downward but it isn't even chilly and you leave your overcoat at home or down town wherever you happened to leave it last time you wore it."
  • "The Indiana street car was tied up for some time this morning at the north end of the line. The car was run too far and left the track at the end. As a result 7 o'clock passengers were obliged to walk down town this morning."
  • "Women on the board of education? Why not? The women are now full-fledged citizens. When they had only municipal suffrage they were constantly threatened that if they became active it would injure state suffrage. That is no longer held as a club now. The women have all the rights of citizenship and they have nothing to fear from any bluff. In fact they can protect themselves by making it uncomfortable for men who oppose them.... The women are going to present the names of Mrs. A. J. Griffin and Mrs. J. S. McCrory as candidates for the board of education subject to the voters at the April election. These women are high class and will command respect. They will make strong candidates."


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