Thursday, August 3, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 3

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - Extraordinary Tornado in Tewksbury, Mass.
The Boston Traveler gives the following particulars of the violent tornado which passed over Tewksbury, Mass., and neighborhood, on Friday afternoon week:

At about half-past five o'clock P. M. some of the inhabitants noticed over Round Pond a singular appearance. It resembled in the opinion of some a water spout; was at first about the size of a cart wheel, and appeared to be in a whirl. As it ... Read MORE...

The Republican Compiler -  Pennsylvania -  August 3, 1857
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1867 Railroad Accident in Vermont-Train Intentionally Thrown front the Track.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Friday, Aug. 2. The 10 P.M. express train of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad was thrown down an embankment and badly smashed up ten miles south of this city last night, by ties mahciously[sic] placed across the track and in the cattle guard. The train was behind time and running at increased speed, and the obstruction was not seen in time to check the train. The entire train... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 3, 1867
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Galen, New York, USA (Clyde)

1886 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Clyde, N. Y., Aug. 2. - This morning at 9:30 a pocket blew out of engine No. 392, of the Lyons coal train, when within half a mile of Clyde, on the New York Central Railroad, and forced the hot water, steam, and fire into the cab. JOHN FREEZE, the engineer, of East Syracuse, who has been in the employ of the railroad in this capacity for 40 years, lost the sight of his left eye, his lower jaw was ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 3, 1886
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Varennes, Québec, Canada

1888 - To Pray For Rain. Canadians Suffering From the Effects of a Drouth.
MONTREAL, Aug. 3 - The continual drouth in the country district has revived the project to have special services for rain in the county parishes. Varennes is going to seek the aid of the tableau of St. Anne, which is included among the miraculous relics in the chapel. About four years ago the people of Varennes sought the intervention of this miraculous tableau. The people of Vercheres, by... Read MORE...

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  August 3, 1888
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Marquette, Michigan, USA

1889  A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. TWO MEN AND THREE BOYS TORN TO SHREDS.

Marquette, Mich., Aug. 2. - A terribly fatal explosion occurred at the Republic Mine late this afternoon. Two cases of giant power exploded in pit six killing two men and three boys. All the victims were torn to shreds. Their names have not yet been ascertained.

Burlington Hawk Eye -  Iowa -  August 3, 1889
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1903 - CRUSHED UNDER A CAR - Mrs. John Riley, Formerly of Seymour, Killed at Indianapolis
Sunday morning Mrs. John Riley of Indianapolis, formerly a resident of this city, was crushed to death under the wheels of a street car.

Early Sunday morning she in company with her husband and two lady friends boarded a street car near their home on their way to church. Coming to the place where they wanted to get off they alighted from the car, started around the car and across the street to ... Read MORE...

Seymour Daily Republican -  Seymour, Indiana -  Monday, August 3, 1903
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North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, USA

1909  Wage Increase for Thousand Workers

By Associated Press. North Grosvenordale, Conn., August 3. - The operatives in the cotton mills here, numbering a thousand, are to receive an increase in wages about August 15. The increase, it is understood, will average about ten per cent.

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 3, 1909
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La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)

1916  Entire Village on Fire

Quebec, August 2. - Dispatches say that the entire village of St. Anne De La Pocatiere is burning. Quebec and other cities sent aid to the scene of the conflagration. The origin of the fire is unknown.

Morning Olympian -  Washington -  August 3, 1916
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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

1933 DOVER CITY HALL DESTROYED - $100,000 LOSS IN DISASTROUS FIRE THIS MORNING
Aid Summoned From Portsmouth, Somersworth, Rochester And Berwick

Concord, Aug. 3. - Dover city hall was destroyed by fire early today with a loss estimated at $100,000. The fire broke out shortly after 3 a.m. and at daybreak a few crumbling wall were all that remained of the building. Unofficially it was believed the fire was started by spontaneous combustion. Most of the valuable records and... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  August 3, 1933
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