Thursday, May 11, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 11

1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement of the Completion of the Road - The Point of Junction.
PROMONTORY SUMMIT, UTAH, May 10, 1869.
The last rail is laid - the last spike driven. The Pacific Railroad is completed.

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The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1869
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1877 - Diamond Hill Quarry Company
The Woonsocket Patriot says that the Diamond Hill Quarry Company of Cumberland, have made a contract with the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company to furnish all the stone for the abutments and piers of that bridge. The contract is a large one, and it will probably require two years to complete it. In order to facilitate the execution of this contract, the Diamond Hill Quarry Company are building a branch ... Read MORE...

Newport Daily News -  Newport, Rhode Island -  May 11, 1877
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Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1887 - A TOWN SWEPT BY FIRE. EIGHTY BUILDINGS BURNED, INVOLVING A LOSS OF $300,000.
HANOVER, N. H., May 10. - The most destructive fire that Northern New Hampshire has ever known occurred in Lebanon this morning, breaking out in Mead, Mason & Co.'s furniture factory at 1 o'clock. The adjoining buildings, also occupied by Mead, Mason & Co., built of wood and filled with inflammable materials, were soon destroyed. The early failure of the water power pump, upon which great... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1887
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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

1895 - FIVE WERE DROWNED. SAD ACCIDENT NEAR FORT COLLINS.
A Party of Young People Lose Their Lives While Fishing by the Capsizing of a Boat - Father and One Child Escaped.

Denver, May 6. - A special to Fort Collins to the Republican gives details of a very sad tragedy at Lewis Lake, near that town, yesterday afternoon.

The lake is six miles southeast of town, and the family of H. C. CARSRUDE reside on a farm near the lake. MR. CARSRUDE, his three... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  Colorado -  May 11, 1895
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Millville, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - TWO BRIDGES DESTROYED BY FIRE. Narrow Escape of a Freight Train on a Massachusetts Railroad.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 10. - Two adjoining bridges across the Blackstone River about one mile south of Millville, Mass., on the main line of the New-England and Worcester Division of the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad, were burned early this morning. The structures were each about 120 feet long, and cost about $16,000. A steel bridge across the highway on the New-England Road was saved ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1896
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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

1916 - HISTORIC OLD HOTEL WRECKED BY FIRE. THE TOURETTE, AT BAYONNE, N. J., BADLY DAMAGED AND LODGERS LOSE VALUABLES. CUPOLA CRASHES DOWN.
PARTS OF THE STRUCTURE DATE BACK TO REVOLUTIONARY DAYS - DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $10,000.

The ancient Hotel La. Tourette at Bayonne Point, Bayonne, N. J., fronting the waters of the Kill van Kull, opposite Port Richmond, S. I., notable as a resort for New York and New Jersey society folk generations ago, was partly destroyed yesterday by fire. None of the lodgers was injured, but many lost their... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1916
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1752  May 11 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)

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1865  The milkmen of Syracuse, New York, have astonished the city by voluntarily reducing the price of milk to six cents a quart.

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