Monday, July 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 17

Thompson, Connecticut, USA

Departed this life at Thompson, Connecticut, on the 12th ult., Mr. Ezekiel Blackmarr, in the 99th year of his age. He was the son of James Blackmarr, and born in Gloucester, Rhode Island, in August, 1742. Seventy-nine years ago last May, he enlisted as a private in the troops raised in the British colonies to take the island of Cuba, under the Earl of Albemarle and Admiral Pocock, in a regiment... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  July 17, 1841

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1856 - July 17 – The Great Train Wreck (the worst railroad calamity in the world to date) occurs near Philadelphia, PA, USA.
The Great Train Wreck of 1856 occurred in Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania, between Camp Hill Station and Fort Washington Station, on July 17, 1856. Two trains, traveling on the same track in converging directions, collided, killing between 59 and 67, and injuring over 100. The incident was referred to as The Camp Hill Disaster in Montgomery County, and The Picnic Train Tragedy in the city of... Read MORE...
July 17, 1856

Guilford, Connecticut, USA

1869  Fitz Greene Halleck Monument

The monument erected to the memory of Fitz Greene Halleck, at Guilford, Conn., was dedicated on the 8th, with appropriate ceremonies. About 3,000 persons were in attendance.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 17, 1869

Santa Barbara, California, USA

1869  A shrewd Yankee - a Mr. Packard, of Fall River, Mass. - has shown what can be done in the way of wine and silk culture.

Some years ago he bought a ranche of two hundred acres in Santa Barbara, at a dollar an acre. He has now 50,000 vines, producing 20,000 gallons of wine; is engaged in silk culture, last year producing 200,000 cocoons, and is also cultivating the olive.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 17, 1869

Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)

The Northern Pacific westbound passenger train No. 1 was wrecked Saturday night about 11 o'clock, three or four miles east of Missoula, Montana. It was caused by a landslide which had covered the track at a sharp curve in the road, and the night being exceedingly dark, the engines failed to discover the obstruction.

MR. C. P. TATRO, of Spokane, was a passenger on the wrecked train, who with... Read MORE...

Pullman Herald -  Washington -  July 17, 1891

Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Fairfield, Conn., July 16. - A cave-in of earth and timbers at a cut made by workmen who were preparing for the foundation of the Uncowa Reservoir Dam, which is being built for the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company, killed three men and injured nine others, one of whom may die.
All the killed and injured were members of a gang of Italians in the employ of the contracting company. They were digging at ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 17, 1901

Wichita, Kansas, USA


WICHITA, Kan., July 16. - The packing plant of Jacob & Sons, of this city, was destroyed by fire today. There were four large buildings. It is estimated that 7,000,000 pounds of meat in process of preparation were destroyed. The loss is $1,000,000 with insurance about $400,000.

The Morning Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  July 17, 1901

Cheboygan, Michigan, USA

1908 - Accidental Drowning
Fred RANVILLE, the seventeen year old son of Joseph RANVILLE, proprietor of the Commercial hotel, was drowned at the foot of Division street Friday evening. The accident happened right back of his father's hotel, where the boys were in the habit of going in bathing in the river. Young RANVILLE could not swim a stroke, yet dived into the river and never came to the top after going down. Max... Read MORE...

Cheboygan Democrat -  Cheboygan, Michigan -  July 17, 1908

York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

1911 - Fire Destroys Printing Plant
Special to The Inquirer.

YORK, Pa., July 16.- Hard luck seems to follow James K. Taylor, a well-known business man of this city. Yesterday Mr. Taylor, who is at the head of the Specialty Printing Company, was served with a warrant amounting to $13,000 by false pretense, and late last night his plant was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss estimated at $10,000. Some time ago another firm of... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 17, 1911

Naples, Maine, USA

1950 - Long Lake Camp Blaze Beaten By Quick-Acting Bucket Brigade
Naples, July 16. - Fire drill rehearsals among the 200 boys at Camp Takajo on Long Lake really paid off here tonight when quick work by a bucket brigade saved the camp library from a fire that started in the woodbox.

Morton Goldman, owner and director said he believed the blaze was spontaneous combustion. It burned the wood in the box and did some damage to the paneling of the building, he... Read MORE...

Portland Press Herald -  Portland, Maine -  July 17, 1950

1883  NEWPORT, July 16. - A rumor reached here this morning that the steamer Lottie E. Merrill, of Tiverton, R. I., was lost off George's Bank, with all on board.

The Independent Record
Helena, Montana

1897  July 17 – The Klondike Gold Rush begins when the first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle.

1899  July 17 - America's first juvenile court is established in Chicago.

1941  July 17 - A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end. Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.

1955  July 17 - Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California.

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