Old Home Town

100 years ago: Founders hope to make country club ‘society center of the town’
August 22, 2014
“The wives and children of the members will be just as welcome at the club as the men members.”
40 years ago: Heat, long lines plague KU enrollment process
August 22, 2014
Students had been standing in “giant lines and human traffic jams.”
25 years ago: Opening of new KU postal station delayed
August 22, 2014
Lawrence Postmaster Bill Reynolds said the small contract station in the Kansas Union was to have opened on the previous Monday.
100 years ago: Local residents flock to Eudora for annual picnic
August 21, 2014
“Many automobiles well loaded with people made the trip.”
40 years ago: City to hire consultant for garage location
August 21, 2014
Opponents of the proposed Second and Indiana or 19th and Haskell locations generally approved of the consultant proposition.
25 years ago: Area welcomes August’s first steady rainfall
August 21, 2014
Farmers, gardeners, and homeowners were happy to greet the storm.
100 years ago: Autoists beware! Traffic regulations go into effect in Lawrence
August 20, 2014
“No person under fourteen years of age nor any intoxicated person will be allowed to operate a motor driven machine….”
40 years ago: Price increase approved for school lunches
August 20, 2014
Secondary lunch prices were to increase from 50 cents to 55 cents.
25 years ago: County jail too small for current needs
August 20, 2014
Almost 13 years had passed since the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center had opened.
100 years ago: Traveler describes war atmosphere in Europe
August 19, 2014
“He said that in June he visited Germany and France and that the country there at that time was a sight to behold and represented a great military camp.”
40 years ago: Weekend storm damages homes, crops in northern Kansas
August 19, 2014
The storm had also brought some welcome relief from hot temperatures, with the thermometer dropping from 89 to 68 degrees.
25 years ago: KU researcher studies advances in weather forecasting
August 19, 2014
KU professor Joe Eagleman had been researching the problem of tornado forecasting for 19 years.
100 years ago: Site selected for Lawrence Country Club
August 18, 2014
“One objection to the Gwin place was that the site overlooked the cemetery which would be rather an objectionable feature to have before the view of the club….”
100 years ago: DeSoto bridge construction project collapses, buries workers in rubble
August 17, 2014
“Merchants left their work, the blacksmith stopped his hammer and every man in DeSoto seized a pick, a shovel or a spade and joined in the volunteer rescue corps.”
100 years ago: Armed robbers steal $80 from North Lawrence meat market
August 16, 2014
“The whole affair was very quiet, and owing to the early hour no one was astir and no one saw the robbers come and go.”