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KU Students march to protest the Vietnam War, 1969. Photo courtesy of University of Kansas Library Archives. Photographer Ron Bishop.
Our History: Listening to America/Lawrence

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Special Events

Wed., Oct. 9, 2002, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Watkins Community Musuem of History, 1047 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS
Our History Part II: Listening to America/Lawrence, 1945-1972

Lawrence in 1945 had a population of 15,500 and an area of 5.5 square miles. By 1980, 58,000 people lived in a city of 18.92 square miles. The development of 7th, Iowa and 23rd with Massachusetts Streets created a ring road, a Town Square. Hillcrest Shopping Center, a 1958 development, was the first strip mall. Park Hill and Sunset Hills were among the early suburban neighborhoods.

Steve Jansen, Watkins Community Museum of History, will provide an overview. After this 25 minute history, he will be joined by people who were actively involved in the events: Alan Black, George Williams, John McGrew and Loris Brubeck, Jr. Victor Bailey, Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities will moderate the session.

Sponsored by:
The Hall Center for the Humanities
The Watkins Community Museum of History

This event is free and open to the public.

Pre-regisration is required for free boxed dinner. To make your dinner reservation e-mail
hallcenter@ku.edu or call 785.864.4798 by October 2, 2002.

October 9, 2002
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS

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