Old Home Town

100 years ago: Water-use restrictions in Lawrence discontinued
July 31, 2014
“No person can be denied the privilege of taking what they have paid for.”
100 years ago: Potter Lake hosts ‘Girls’ Day’ for female swimmers
July 30, 2014
“If there are enough girls come to the lake on the two evenings that have been set aside for them it is very probable that they will be given an additional day.”
40 years ago: East 23rd Street most expensive option for new city garage
July 30, 2014
Pinckney area residents were still very much against the proposed Second and Indiana site.
100 years ago: North Lawrence houses to be renumbered
July 29, 2014
“It has long been realized that a house number in North Lawrence was hard to find.”
40 years ago: Kansas AG questioned about distribution of ‘special agent’ cards
July 29, 2014
Miller claimed that issuing such cards was also a practice of his predecessor.
100 years ago: Water supply failing to reach Lawrence homes
July 28, 2014
“The cooling influence of the city fountains in the parks is also missed.”
40 years ago: City commissioners continue discussion of sign ordinance
July 28, 2014
Also on the agenda this week were reports on the Naismith Ditch greenbelt, Edgewood Homes street lights, and a proposed KPL rate increase.
100 years ago: Prisoner pays off fines by working on county roads
July 27, 2014
“He had no guard over him any of the time, but worked with the road overseer.”
40 years ago: Lawrence savings and loan robbed at gunpoint
July 27, 2014
The armed robbery was the second such occurrence at a Lawrence financial institution in the past three months.
100 years ago: KU natural history museum front steps, entrance being repaired
July 26, 2014
“Perhaps you thought that an earthquake had at one time or other shaken the building but such was not the case.”
40 years ago: Gas caps disappearing in Lawrence
July 26, 2014
Police said they had received reports of caps missing from seven or eight vehicles.
100 years ago: KU entomologists start on annual western trip
July 25, 2014
“Prof. S. J. Hunter said today that some of the finest specimens in the museum had come to them by means of these summer trips in the Western states.”
40 years ago: Federal committee approves funding for Clinton Parkway
July 25, 2014
“We don’t want to emphasize the 50-50 funding too much because the chances are good that can be changed.”
25 years ago: Items worth more than $35,000 stolen in home burglary
July 25, 2014
“There couldn’t be that many people who know where my stuff was and how long I was going to be out of town.”
100 years ago: Half-finished tennis court causes strife among city commissioners
July 24, 2014
“To fix it up the way it ought to be will require an expenditure of $50 to $75 and the Commissioners do not feel that they ought to spend this at this time for a tennis court.”