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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.

 

For the dates of September 16 – September 22:

September 17, 1931, 81 years ago

The Eudora Weekly News reported that pavement of Kansas 10 Highway between Lawrence and Eudora had commenced. Over fifty men were hired to help with the paving. (The new jobs for the pavement project were surely a welcome relief to residents of the Eudora area as 1931 was in the middle of the Great Depression).

 

September 16, 1972, 40 years ago

The Eudora Cardinals football team defeated rival Baldwin City 14 to 6, in large part thanks to the efforts of Senior halfback Mark Laws. This marked Eudora’s first win over Baldwin City in ten years.

 

September 18, 2003, 9 years ago

The Eudora News reported that two new residential neighborhoods were in the planning stages and would be considered by the Eudora Planning Commission at their October meeting. The residential neighborhoods in the works were Briarwood Estates and an unnamed neighborhood south of the Shadow Ridge neighborhood.

 

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

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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