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100 years ago: Most Lawrence residents too young to attend upcoming picnic

June 2, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 2, 1913:

  • "The Past Seventy-Five picnic will be given on June seventeenth in Woodland Park, from 2 to 6. This is going to be a grand affair and all sorts of plans and preparations are being made to entertain the picnickers. Only those seventy-five years of age and above are invited and no one else. Every one is going to have a grand time and many old friends will have the opportunity of meeting again and reminiscing."
  • "The May hot weather record of Friday did not last long. On Saturday the thermometer jumped to 97 degrees and thus bested the figure of the day before by one degree and May 31, 1913, is credited with being the warmest May day since the establishment of the weather observatory on Mount Oread. And Saturday sure was a warm one. Downtown thermometers far outdistanced the official indicator on the hill and at some places temperatures of 108 degrees above were shown. On the whole, however, the month of May just closed was but a trifle different than the average May."
  • "An accident which proved to be rather serious happened yesterday afternoon when a young team of horses owned by Abel Woodard ran away with three people and tumbled the occupants out. The team which he was driving became frightened at a motorcycle and started to run. When they had nearly reached Rabe's grocery store the team swerved and ran into a telephone pole.... One of the horses which was badly hurt in the smash-up died last night from its wounds."
  • "Aroused by fear of crop damage from grasshoppers, several Kansas farmers have placed orders for large flocks of turkeys to combat against an invasion by the pests. One Ford county farmer has ordered a consignment of one thousand young turkeys. General reports from over Kansas and Missouri, however, indicate that the early rumors of a grasshopper 'plague' are largely exaggerated. Reports from the western wheat counties say that there practically is no damage."

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