Saturday, June 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 17

Royalston, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Boston, June 16. - A fearful accident occurred on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad between Royalston and Athol today. A train going west broke through a bridge. MR. JOHNSON, pop corn man and two others were killed; JOHN MURPHY, seriously wounded; WM. ELLIOTT, baggage-master, seriously wounded; A. C. GARDNER, leg broken; A. W. HOLCOMB, mail agent, seriously wounded; MISS L. L. BULLOCK, of... Read MORE...

Wisconsin State Journal -  Madison, Wisconsin -  June 17, 1870
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1870 - Death of a Centernarian
The Hon. Moses Wingate died at Haverhill, Massachusetts, yesterday, June 6th, at the advanced age of one hundred years and eight months. He held many public positions of high trust and honor, and was distinguished for his integrity and probity of character.

His one hundredth birthday was celebrated last October by the Free Masons and others with distinguished honor, and his remains will be... Read MORE...

Wilmington Journal -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  June 17, 1870
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Stratford, Connecticut, USA

1871 - Lucky Find
The recent purchasers of an old mansion in Stratford, Conn., while engaged in tearing down the stone chimney, came across a large earthen pot of peculiar shape and very ancient, containing specie. What amount of treasure was found the lucky individual is reluctant to state, but it is noted that after his good fortune the gentleman, who had been engaged in the dry goods and grocery trade for a... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 17, 1871
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Santa Clara, California, USA

1871  The cultivation of the strawberry in California has been most successful, on lands irrigated by artesian wells, in Santa Clara Valley.

This year the vines yielded more abundantly than ever before, and the business is represented as overdone, the prices having fallen so low as to leave little chance of profit. The wholesale price of the berries at San Francisco was five cents per pound, and the amount received there daily was estimated at 60,000 to 70,000 pounds, indicating a lively consumption for a city of 150,000 inhabitants.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 17, 1871
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Middletown, New York, USA

1874  TWO MEN KILLED.

The Ulster county express on the Midland Railroad was thrown upon a side track in Middletown , N. Y., on Wednesday evening, by a misplaced switch, colliding with and moving several standing freight cars. Andrew Thompson and John Poole, working under one of the cars, were fatally injured.

The New-Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  June 17, 1874
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Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1874 - Fire on State Street.
An alarm of fire was given last Monday morning at 15 minutes past 12 o'clock, which brought out the department. It proceeded from the two-story wooden tenement house on the north-easterly corner of State and Warren streets, owned by Mrs. Cross, wife of Dr. H. P. Cross, of Jamaica Plains, Mass., and occupied by the family of Charles H. Piper, one of the proprietors of the Crawford House, Boston,... Read MORE...

New-Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  June 17, 1874
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Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1932 - 21 KILLED, 63 HURT IN TANKER BLOW-UP AT MONTREAL DOCKS. SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON BRITISH BOAT IN DRYDOCK CAUSES $1,000,000 DAMAGE - FIRE CHIEF AND OTHERS LOST IN FLAMES.
CREW ASLEEP ON VESSEL WHEN FIRST EXPLOSION OCCURS - FLYING TIMBERS KILL SEVERAL IN SUCCEEDING DETONATIONS.

Montreal, June 17. - (UP) - A series of explosions on the British Oil tanker Cymbeline today killed upwards of 21 men and caused property damage of more than a million dollars.

For several hours after the explosions fires burned hot at the Canadian Vickers dock, where the Cymbeline had ... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  June 17, 1932
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1859  June 17 - Hot Santa Ana winds in southern California roasted fruit on one side at Santa Barbara.

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1871  At Copenhagen, Denmark, an industrial palace is building, in which an industrial exhibition of Northern Europe will be held next year, and which afterwards is to be used permanently for industrial purposes.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Oswego, N. Y., manufactures annually over 12,000,000 pounds of starch.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Nevada silk-worms reeled out 300,000 cocoons last year.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  In Philadelphia, there is a blacksmith shop, the bellows of which are operated by dog power.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  The moss business in Florida is assuming profitable proportions.
The article is procured in the forests, cured, packed, and forwarded to the North.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  There has been discovered, in Jefferson County, Pa., a mountain of iron.
It may well be named the largest iron mountain in the United States. From all accounts, it will furnish and inexhaustible supply of good ore.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  In New Haven, if the people neglect to clean the snow off their pavements, the city does it for them at the rate of two dollars each.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1894  June 17 - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont

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1933  June 17 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.

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1933  June 17 - Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob

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