Wintry, Wondrous Lawrence

Lately we’ve been having unseasonably warm and un-holiday-like weather in Douglas County. So we of the Watkins staff have made it our mission to help our supporters get in the holiday spirit! To that end, enjoy these photographs from our collections of Lawrence winters past.



Just some Lawrence kids having fun in South Park behind the Courthouse, 1920’s or ’30’s.


Arlene Roberts enjoying snow behind the Unitarian Church near South Park, early 1900s.



Four stylish skiers, including Nell Dehart Weaver and A. B. Weaver (right), 1920s.



Green Bros. Hardware, 1920.



The famous Wilder & Palm Grist Mill, 1900-1905.



Backyard scene at 1307 New Hampshire Street, March 1912.



Banks house, 1345 Tennessee, early 1900s.



C. D. Bunker wood chopping.


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Mass Street after a heavy snowfall, early 1900s.


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Mister Guy on Mass Street on a snowy day, 1965.


Richard Shanafelt skating on the Kaw, ca. 1935-45.



Christmas display at Haskell Institute.



F. W. Barteldes takes his twin granddaughters for a sleigh ride, January 1925.

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