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History of Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Lawrence, Douglas, KS

The town was established in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Company with a political agenda – to shift the balance of power toward anti-slavery, so Kansas would enter the United States as a free state rather than a slave state.

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  • 1856 - May 21 - Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces
    The Sacking of Lawrence occurred on May 21, 1856, when pro-slavery activists attacked and ransacked the town of Lawrence, Kansas, which had been...Read MORE...


  • 1858 - Fire Station No. 4 in Lawrence, originally a stone barn constructed in 1858, was a station site on the Underground Railroad.

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  • 1860 - July 9 - A hot blast of air in the middle of a sweltering summer pushed the mercury up to 115 degrees at Fort Scott and Lawrence, KS.

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  • 1863 - August 21 - Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill

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  • 1886 - July 24 - Rain fell at Lawrence, KS, for the first time in four weeks. Rain fell over much of the state of Kansas that day relieving a severe drought which began in May. The very dry weather ruined crops in Kansas.

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  • 1895 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a handsome city, the capital of Douglas co., Kansas, is situated on the S. bank of the Kansas River, here crossed by a bridge, 38 miles W....Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    Indian School
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    First M. E. Church
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  • News 1911 - Two Killed at Lawrence.
    Lawrence, Kan., April 13. - Two people were killed, scores of houses destroyed and the streets piled high with debris by a tornado which struck...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Lawrence, a city, the capital of Douglas co., Kan., is situated on the S. bank of the Kansas River, 29 miles E. by S. of Topeka, on the Union Pacific ...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Kansas, USA
    College Motel
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Indian School
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First M. E. Church
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  • 1856 - May 21 - Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces
    The Sacking of Lawrence occurred on May 21, 1856, when pro-slavery activists attacked and ransacked the town of Lawrence, Kansas, which had been... Read MORE...

  • 1858 - Fire Station No. 4 in Lawrence, originally a stone barn constructed in 1858, was a station site on the Underground Railroad.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ kansas.html
  • 1860 - July 9 - A hot blast of air in the middle of a sweltering summer pushed the mercury up to 115 degrees at Fort Scott and Lawrence, KS.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1863 - August 21 - Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill

    historyorb.com
  • 1886 - July 24 - Rain fell at Lawrence, KS, for the first time in four weeks. Rain fell over much of the state of Kansas that day relieving a severe drought which began in May. The very dry weather ruined crops in Kansas.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a handsome city, the capital of Douglas co., Kansas, is situated on the S. bank of the Kansas River, here crossed by a bridge, 38 miles W.... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - Two Killed at Lawrence.
    Lawrence, Kan., April 13. - Two people were killed, scores of houses destroyed and the streets piled high with debris by a tornado which struck... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lawrence, a city, the capital of Douglas co., Kan., is situated on the S. bank of the Kansas River, 29 miles E. by S. of Topeka, on the Union Pacific ... Read MORE...

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