Archive for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

100 years ago: Finally, Lawrence will have street signs

February 5, 2014


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 5, 1914:

  • "Orders for 823 street signs, at a cost of $205, for use in the City of Lawrence have been placed with a Chicago firm to be delivered at the earliest possible date. These are the street signs which the Federation of Women's Clubs asked the city to secure and which the women are partially paying for. Half of the cost is being borne by the city, but it is due to the efforts of the women that the council agreed to make an appropriation for this purpose. A long extended campaign for this civic improvement has been made. The signs will soon be in place and Lawrence will have realized another dream of many years."
  • "Many people who mailed Christmas packages from Lawrence to Oregon or Washington on December 18 have failed to hear from them, and many inquiries have been made to find out what became of them. The following despatch that appeared the other day under a Denver date line will explain why the packages never reached their destination: 'Denver people stand a chance to lose thousands of dollars because of the burning of a mail car on a siding at Granger, Wyoming, on the morning of December 21. The car contained 1,200 mail sacks and most of it was parcel post shipments for points in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and other western states.'"
  • "Special training classes for playground instructors will be offered at the University next semester. The courses will be given in the department of physical education and will simply be an enlargement for the courses that are offered for the equipment of gymnasium and athletic instructors.... To the gymnasium work and instructions in games Dr. James Naismith and Professor W. A. McKenner, head of the Child Welfare Department in the extension division, are planning to add some industrial work which will fit the student to become a playground instructor who will be able to take charge of gardening and other industries for children."
  • "Washington. -- Secretary Bryan today urged the house immigration committee to take no action on the Baker Bill for the exclusion of Asiatic Immigrants. Diplomatic negotiation with Japan over the California anti-alien land laws and the whole question of Asiatic exclusion was discussed at length behind closed doors. The secretary bound Republicans and Democrats to secrecy and told them the administration needed to be free from legislative embarrassments in dealing with the situation diplomatically."


Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 9 months ago

Fascinating. Are there any pictures of these street signs?

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