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History of St. John's church, Lawrence, Kansas

History of St. John's church, Lawrence, Kansas
Creator: Donnelly, Mary
Date: 1904
This history of St. John's church in Lawrence, Kansas, covers the time period 1858 to 1904. It was a Catholic church. She provides names of Bishops and priests involved with the church, as well as information about its structures.


List of Quantrill's raid survivors, Lawrence, Kansas

List of Quantrill's raid survivors, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1891
This is a list of the people who survived Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas. On August 21, 1863, William Quantrill and his followers attacked Lawrence, a free-state stronghold. After a four-hour siege, they had destroyed the town. Businesses and homes were looted and the town was burned. Quantrill and his men rounded up many men and boys into the middle of the town and as their wives and daughters watched, they were executed.


Petitions to S. W. Eldridge to rebuild his hotel in Lawrence, Kansas

Petitions to S. W. Eldridge to rebuild his hotel in Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1863
These two petitions relate to efforts to rebuild the Free State Hotel. The first petition is from the citizens of Kansas to hotel owner Shalor W. Eldridge urging him to rebuild his business and promise their assistance. The second petition is from citizens and property owners in Lawrence urging the City of Lawrence to issue $10,000 of bonds to aid in the rebuilding of the hotel. The bonds would be paid in six, eight, and ten years at a rate of 6% per year. The hotel, along with many other Lawrence businesses and homes, was burned down during Quantrill's Raid on August 21, 1863.


Reminiscences of early Lawrence, Kansas settlement

Reminiscences of early Lawrence, Kansas settlement
Date: 1860-1910
Reminiscences of settlement and pioneer life in Lawrence, Kansas. Also included is a history of the first house reportedly built in Lawrence, a log cabin built by Clark Stearns in the summer of 1854.


Speeches delivered at the semi-centennial of Lawrence, Kansas

Speeches delivered at the semi-centennial of Lawrence, Kansas
Date: 1904
Several speeches delivered at the semi-centennial celebration of Lawrence, Kansas, the week of October 2, 1904. Some speeches contain experiences of early Lawrence settlers, such as trouble with Missourians coming over to vote in early Kansas Territory elections, and causing considerable trouble for free-state settlers. The Honorable W. J. Bailey, J.C. Horton, the Honorable Robert Morrow, and Mrs. E.W. Pinkston were a few of the speakers present.


Uniforms for the Oread Guard, Lawrence, Kansas

Uniforms for the Oread Guard, Lawrence, Kansas
Date: Circa 1855
A list of necessary clothing for the uniforms worn by the Oread Guard in Lawrence, Kansas. The requisite color, style, and decoration of the coats, pants, and hats are noted. This guard had ninety-six privates, one captain, three lieutenants, and one surgeon and was organized on April 6, 1855. The group was also known as the Stubbs Guards.


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