To save some money during the Great Depression, the Winsler sisters held a double wedding on April 16, 1933. Margaret Jane, left, married Roy Rice and Dorothy, right, married Robert Karr at the Winsler home at 717 Mississippi. Submitted by Debra Karr
Lexia Jamison competes in a barrel racing competition held Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The race was the opening event of the Douglas County Fair, which runs until next Sunday.
A contestant warms up before a barrel racing competition held Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The race was the opening event of the Douglas County Fair, which runs until next Sunday.
Contestants wait to compete in a barrel racing competition held Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The race was the opening event of the Douglas County Fair, which runs until next Sunday.
Samantha Christy and her horse Domingo round the final barrel and head for the gates during a barrel racing competition Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. The race was the opening event of the Douglas County Fair, which runs through Aug. 7.
Do you think your peppers put Jennifer's to shame? Head to the open class horticulture exhibit at the Douglas County Free Fair and enter yours in the competition.
Produce is displayed on the sidewalk outside of the E.W. Wood Grocery, 911 Mass., in 1886. The current occupant business is Saffee's Inc. clothing store.
Carleen Roberts, executive director of Douglas County Senior Services, visits with Greg Lewis, Lawrence, during lunch on Friday, July 29, 2011, at the Lawrence Senior Center. Roberts has appealed a request that meals served at the senior center be moved to Babcock Place. That request was approved on Thursday by the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging.
Sharon's Billtown Cafe used to be a favorite diner just east of Williamstown. It closed down June 30, 2006. Sharon Dodds operated the cafe for 18 years, and the locals raved about her homemade biscuits and gravy, pies and chicken and noodles. There had been a diner at that site since the 1940s.
Jonathan Kealing submitted this photo for the Dear Lawrence project. In it, you see him with with his sister, Jenna, and brother, Justin, in 1994 at a KU football game. His family lived in Kansas City at the time and came up for games often, but usually watched them sprawled out on a blanket on Campanile Hill, rather than inside Memorial Stadium. After 15 years, it was hard to be sure this was the exact right spot, but everything looked pretty close.
Jack Page of Wildcat Concrete Services takes a break to wipe sweat from his face as he and others chip away bad concrete from the southbound lane of the Kansas River Bridge on Thursday, July 28, 2011. KDOT is funding this resurfacing of the bridge. With students returning to Lawrence in upcoming days, drivers can expect a slower commute because of the various road projects around town.
North Lawrence residents gather on the Union Pacific railroad tracks in North Lawrence to watch firefighters battle a fire at a storage building adjacent to the La Tropicana restaurant, 434 Locust, on Monday May 27, 1996.
Brad Minnick, a Lawrence resident who drives his GMC Sierra truck from Manhattan to Emporia to southeastern Nebraska and to western Missouri as a salesman for Capitol Concrete, considers road construction a fact of life come summertime.
Youth volunteers line up to have their photo taken Thursday evening. The celebration in Holcom Park marked the end of the summer program, which saw the kids spend many hours volunteering within the community.
Silver medalists: The Lawrence Spartans, a U12 soccer team, won the silver medal at the Sunflower State Games on July 24 in Topeka. Back row, from left, are Juan Solis, Cole Cooper, Caden Anderson, Coach Jeff Moore, Josh Moore, Drew Vereen and Siam Boyd; front row, Bret Folks, Jack Vereen, Ryan Braun, Jake Whitebread, Ayrton WallGregg and Chas Sedlock. Jeff Moore submitted the photo.