Archive for Friday, March 15, 2013

100 years ago: Strong storm heralds coming of spring

March 15, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 15, 1913:

  • "Kansas was in the center of an equinoxial storm yesterday which caused rain and snow to be general over the state. A high wind averaging from twenty to sixty miles an hour accompanied the precipitation. The weather disturbance was one of the most violent that has prevailed here in the month of March for many years. The storm extended into every state east of the Rocky mountains. A drop of temperature of twenty-five to thirty degrees was felt generally over the state yesterday.... A strong March wind blowing from the north and loaded with snow prevailed this morning when Lawrence woke up. A look at the official thermometer on the hill showed that the temperature had dropped down to 12 above.... The storm which broke Thursday evening and prevailed all day yesterday continued to rage today, it wasn't just exactly 'raging' either but it was not ideal March weather. The wind this morning was an addition to the elements which controlled yesterday, and this made the day all the more disagreeable. Traveling was bad especially to the northward."
  • "The Kansas dog has come into his own. The legislature has passed the state dog tax law, making the dog personal property. It provides a tax levy on every dog of $1 to $2 a year. If a dog is killed, damages to the amount of his value as listed with the assessor may be recovered. Kansas courts had held that a dog was not property."
  • "The two Methodist churches of Eudora have agreed to unite. The relations will be maintained as they are until the conference of the German branch. The Germans will have charge of the church."


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