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City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas


New: Parcel Magazine, Literary magazine dedicated to readers with a love of the elegant, tangible, hand-delivered book, Lawrence


Reconstruction, Unraveling Lawrence’s most explosive underground newspaper, 40 years later: Issue No. 1, Feb. 10-24, 1969, by Frank Tankard, lawrence.com

19th Century Kansas Traveling Shows
& Cowboy Blues: Early Black Music In The West, by P.J. O'Connor

[photo: Beat Generation writer Charles Plymell in Moody's Skidrow Beanery shirt, Cherry Valley, NY, 2002. Copyright 2002, Pat O'Connor.]

"Nobody Rides For Free"by Grant Hart (formerly in Husker Du), music video by Laki Vazakas

Charley Plymell notes: "I first met Grant at B's [William Burroughs] funeral. Charles Henri Ford has a cameo in this and Ray Bremser kissing the bird."

Charles Plymell section at Beats In Kansas

Artist S. Clay Wilson: The Underground Genius Surfaces, by Charley Plymell, Beats In Kansas,

S. Clay Wilson's medical crisis -- hard to explain that without his art, the total visual palette used today would be different.

Donations address: S. Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust, PO Box 14854, San Francisco CA 94114
[Courtesy, Jim McCrary, used with permission. All rights reserved.]

William Burroughs, Jim McCrary, S. Clay Wilson -- on William's porch.



National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Oread Historic District - Located directly west of the downtown commercial area and east of the University of Kansas campus, the majority of the Oread Historic District falls within the “Original” town plat, and thus represents one of Lawrence’s oldest residential neighborhoods.


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