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This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.  This feature will appear online every Sunday.

 

For the dates of June 17 – June 23:

June 20, 1928, 84 years ago

Lightning struck local oil and water separation tanks causing fire to burn out of control as the oil leaked into ditches, making the fire spread.

 

June 20, 1918, 94 years ago

Anti-German hysteria gripped the United States during World War I. As a result of this hysteria, Adolph Lotz’s office was painted yellow by a vandal because he was of German ancestry. Mr. Lotz reported the incident to the Lawrence Daily Journal World, he stated that he was a U.S. Citizen and did not deserve such treatment. It was also reported that other people with German ancestry were called “Alien Enemies” or “Alien Families,” and they had to request a pass to Kansas City and become naturalized citizens again.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

Thanks to Catherine Fulks, an 8th grade student from Eudora for her work in compiling this feature. The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

 

 

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