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For the Record

November 29, 2007

"Border War" game: In Saturday's Sports section, an article on the Kansas-Missouri football rivalry said the game is called the "Border War" and dates to before the Civil War. However, it is the name "Border War" that dates to before the Civil War, when Missouri was a slave state and Kansas was a free state, not the game itself. The same article said "fans still argue about a massacre in Lawrence supposedly caused by a band of Missouri fighters shortly before the Civil War." A massacre in Lawrence is well documented by historians; however, it occurred during the Civil War, when Confederate guerrillas attacked the abolitionist town.

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