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On the street: What’s your favorite fun fact about Lawrence?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 9, 2016

Abbi Duncan, office assistant, Lawrence

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“We had the first legal brewery.”

Roberta Suenram, retired, Lawrence

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“That there are gatherings in the streets after KU wins the championship.”

Erik Ashel, television producer, Overland Park

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“Its history, especially when it comes to the establishment of the state and the settling of the state.”

Molly Mackinnon, teacher, Lawrence

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“It’s the only place in the Midwest to have a Waldorf school.”


Louis Kannen

There were 2 Drive-In Theaters years ago, one on 6th and the other on 23rd. And of course, THE ultimate Summer destination, just behind the A/W on 6th, the amazing Jayhawk Plunge swimming pool !! Talk about 'the days'...

1 year, 10 months ago


Bob Smith

Foot in the bucket!

1 year, 10 months ago


Chris Warman

It isn't in Missouri

1 year, 10 months ago


Bill McGovern

It's got all the restaurants a fat guy like me needs. Fact.

1 year, 10 months ago


Rick Masters

The entire city was built on top of a cemetery.

1 year, 10 months ago


Kate Rogge

Massachusetts Street was designated the "main" street because Lawrence's founders were from Massachusetts. Lawrence's Herald of Freedom newspaper, Jan. 27, 1855, told of the street names from Sec. of the New England Emigrant Aid, Dr.Thomas Webb, and his statement:

"the streets, thirty-two in number running north and south are named after the several states of the Union. Thirteen of the streets in the eastern part of the city are named after the thirteen original States. The balance of the streets west are named after the remaining nineteen States, in order in which they were admitted into the Union."

1 year, 10 months ago


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