Old Home Town

100 years ago: Local man shot in roadside robbery; three arrested
May 3, 2015
“The boys were apprehended this morning by Sheriff Cummings and brought to Lawrence where they confessed to the holdup.”
100 years ago: Police crack down on erring drivers
May 2, 2015
“These drivers are not all automobile drivers. Some of them were driving horses to buggies, others were driving wagons….”
100 years ago: Motorists requested to decrease noise near ailing resident’s home
May 1, 2015
“Mr. Pendleton is seriously sick and that the noise of the passing autos worries him.”
100 years ago: First golf match to be held at new country club
April 30, 2015
“Captains Jones and Barteldes have chosen their teams and the men have been notified and asked to meet at the first tee.”
100 years ago: Owners of seasonal cabin report burglary
April 29, 2015
“It is believed that the offenders are local talent and not tramps as has been suggested.”
100 years ago: Commissioners discuss controversial milk ordinance
April 27, 2015
“At times when some of the dairymen would make some point that especially suited others who were present, the storm of applause shook the building….”
100 years ago: Residents asked to cooperate in dandelion eradication
April 26, 2015
“The dandelion is not only unsightly in the yards, but they crowd out the grass which is so well cared for and worked with….”
100 years ago: New city directory arrives in Lawrence
April 25, 2015
“The first name in the directory is Margaret Abbot and the last is Herman Zwick, who has held that position for a number of years.”
100 years ago: Women practice archery skills atop Mount Oread
April 24, 2015
“They have been hitting the bulls-eye with alarming regularity.”
100 years ago: KU Engineers’ parade includes Brooklyn Bridge replica
April 23, 2015
“Most of the automobile trucks and dray wagons in town were pressed into service for the occasion….”
100 years ago: Cornerstone laid at new Haskell gymnasium
April 22, 2015
“The stone selected is upon one side of the main entrance. Later it will be appropriately engraved.”
100 years ago: City officials take measures against bad drivers
April 21, 2015
“After the people have been made to follow the rules for a while they will see that it is to their interest and to that of every one else….”
100 years ago: Commissioners discuss bad roads, traffic laws, roller skating
April 20, 2015
“An ordinance amending the traffic laws so that vehicles might turn around in the middle of the block was passed by the commissioners.”
100 years ago: Mayor tight-lipped about police department changes
April 19, 2015
“When asked concerning a possible change of the force he said, ‘A person can hear almost anything these days.’”
100 years ago: Police attempt to break up East Lawrence street corner ‘gangs’
April 18, 2015
“The women were subjected to insults as they were forced to pass these groups of men.”