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Lawrence student explores Bleeding Kansas-era hiding spots

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — As part of an unusual school project, 14-year-old Milo Bitters went to downtown clerks and shop owners with a question: could he check out their basements? In one, he found what he was looking for. In the basement of The Etc....

 

KU journalism project tells stories of historic buildings

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Downtown Lawrence's old brick and stone buildings, some marked with names and dates from centuries past, are a call to the curious. And now, those wanting to know more about the storefronts, people and events that populated do...

 

Project brings Lawrence history to trail system

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Stories and photographs consigned largely to archives — the amusement park that influenced Langston Hughes, the camp that held German prisoners of war during World War II — are taking a more visible place in Lawrence's...

 

Kansas group wants to honor Underground Railroad site

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though Lawrence proudly touts its abolitionist past, one of the only standing Underground Railroad stops in the city is being used for nothing more than storage. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city-owned property...

 

Kansas mausoleum may be restored amid historic status

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — After decades of asking people to move the remains of their relatives out of the deteriorating Oak Hill Cemetery mausoleum, the city of Lawrence is hoping for a different approach — ensuring the remains can stay. The...

 

Kansas church group uncovers abandoned graveyard

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brian Walter knew that once they began clearing the brush away from the 10-acre patch of land they would find gravestones, but he didn't expect to find relatives. The 150-year-old cemetery is the resting place of more than a...

 

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