Becoming Modern: 1920s Lawrence

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In 1924, Lawrence, Kansas, was looking to the future and in the midst of building the infrastructure of a modern city. In this environment, on December 12, 1924, in Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas, John Stutz called to order what would be the first meeting of the group initially called the Association of State Municipal Organizations, now the National League of Cities. One hundred years later, this organization, founded here in Lawrence, represents more than 2,700 cities across the nation.