Talk:Lawrence, Kansas

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Suggestions Re GA nomination[change source]

These passages use "people" and "first people" without considering that native Americans were already living there.

  • Before people came to Lawrence, the area was part of the Shawnee Reservation.
  • People believed that the first people in Kansas would be from Missouri.

Not sure how to replace people there. White people is mainly true but ignores others. "Settlers from the east," "new residents"?

The only mention of Native Americans starts with 1830. "Before people came to Lawrence, the area was part of the Shawnee Reservation.[12][13] The Shawnee reservation was created in 1830." I think it will help the article if there is some more information about early settlement. The Shawnee Reservation link does not describe the reservation but links to the barest of stubs about Shawnee people.

--Gotanda (talk) 22:57, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

I tried to rephrase the word "people" a little bit, but you're right, it is a hard one to rephrase. What about using the word "Americans" as the people were settlers from the United States? As for the Shawnee reservation, the only things I would have to say about that are that 1) The standard English article also doesn't have much information on the reservation on the Lawrence article; 2) The reservation has far more to do with the general history of Kansas rather than the history of Lawrence specifically (and it's why the standard English Lawrence article has a link to the page "History of Kansas"); and 3) The Shawnee people really didn't spend much time in the area to begin with. They were relocated from Ohio (and a few other places before that) in 1825, and they were basically removed within a pretty short amount of time. For all intents and purposes, the beginning of Lawrence's history (that can be easily discernible) is basically just slightly before the area became the Kansas Territory.
I can attempt to add more info about the Shawnee people in their appropriate article, and I can try to make a History of Kansas article, but there isn't much information about the Shawnee people that's relevant enough to Lawrence's (specifically) history.
I still greatly appreciate the feedback! ~Junedude433talk 19:31, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Primary and Secondary Schools Listing[change source]

I noticed that someone had changed the list of all of the schools in the section to be that of a bulleted list. While it makes it look neater and a bit easier to read, I feel like it ruins the formatting of the page. It adds a lot of empty vertical space, and there's nothing to fill it with. I would like to change it back, or at least modify it so there's less space used. If this will likely be a Good Article, then it should also look good too. What does everyone else think? ~Junedude433talk 15:36, 22 July 2019 (UTC)