Archive for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

100 years ago: Hundreds of children flock to Woodland Park for free picnic

June 12, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 12, 1913:

  • "Hundreds of little folks from the homes of Lawrence crowded the street cars to Woodland Park this afternoon. Of course there wasn't any pushing or shoving but every car that went parkward early in the afternoon carried a cargo of little picnickers. They were going out to spend the afternoon as the guests of the Street Car Company and the Amusement Company. No conductor claimed a nickel as his little passengers clambered aboard, why they owned the car line today, the owned the park and why should they worry about fares. It was a big day for the little folks and one which will be remembered for a long time by all of those who accepted the invitation."
  • "The state inspector of barber shops was in town yesterday and took a thorough look over the shops in this city. He found everything in first class shape and upon leaving gave out the statement that the Lawrence shops were the most sanitary and the cleanest than any other group of shops in one city he had found in the state so far."
  • "The new grain elevators being constructed by the Bowersock Milling Company are nearing completion. The last of the cement work was being done today. The elevators will be completed in plenty of time for the fall crop."
  • "A list of all auto licenses in the state and the location of the cars is to be filed soon with the county treasurer by secretary of state Chas. Sessions. This is to meet the objection that with all cars registered at Topeka it would be impossible to locate the owner of a car."
  • "Today is general moving day for the fraternities who are going to occupy new houses next year. The Kappa Sigma fraternity is moving into the old Beta house in the 1700 block on Tennessee street, the Betas are moving into their newly acquired house in the 1400 block on Tennessee street, which was originally the old Usher home, and the Phi Beta Pi's are moving into the house recently occupied by the Kappa Sigma fraternity in the 1700 block on Rhode Island street."


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