Thursday, May 23, 2019

1882 - Traveled in a Box A Young Man's Trip from Chippewa Falls to Montreal.

Rockland, Maine, USA

1853 - Destructive Fire at Rockland. FIFTY THREE BUILDINGS DESTROYED.
We learn from Capt. LAMBERT of HODGMAN & Co's. Express, and MR. MITCHELL of LIBBEY'S Express, who came up yesterday in the Penobscot, that a fire broke out in Rockland on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, ... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig And Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  May 23, 1853

1909 advertisement

Wheelocks's Department Store
Amesbury, Mass.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1882 - Traveled in a Box
A Young Man's Trip from Chippewa Falls to Montreal.

Montreal Star: There arrived at the Hochelaga Depot this morning enroute for Sorel, a queer looking box about six feet long, two wide, and... Read MORE...

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  May 23, 1882

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1888  A Farm Sinks Into the Earth

MONTREAL, May 22. - A report comes from Beloeil that 15 acres belonging to a farmer named Roberts, and which was ploughed and ready for sowing, has sunk a distance of 40 feet.

Patriot -  Pennsylvania -  May 23, 1888

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Hartford, Conn., May 23. - At 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of the AEtna Pyrotechnic company, in Mechanic street, blew up with a tremendous noise, which shook the city and was heard... Read MORE...

Davenport Daily Leader -  Iowa -  May 23, 1892

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Fort Wayne, May 22. - A serious runaway accident occurred here this morning during the Ringling Brothers' circus parade. About twenty persons, mostly women and children, were injured and two will... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 23, 1895

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

White Mountain Rolls - Sixteen cups of flour, half cup of sugar, cup of butter, cup of...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881

1876 Lighting Express
Virginia City and San Francisco train schedule
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Andover, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - STUDENTS IN DISGRACE - Handle Innkeeper Roughly and Trouble is Brewing.
Andover, Mass. May 23. - Between 15 and 20 boys, students at the Phillips-Andover academy, will be expelled from school, it is announced, because of their participation in a scheme which resulted in... Read MORE...

Youngstown Vindicator -  Youngstown, Ohio -  May 23, 1906

San Mateo, California, USA

1907 - Autoist Is Killed By A San Jose Train
The train that leaves San Jose for San Francisco at 4:10 p. m. killed A. H. WHITNEY, a mile south of San Mateo about five o'clock last evening. The victim was crossing the track in an automobile... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  May 23, 1907

Wichita, Kansas, USA

1923 - Tornado
Wichita., Kan., May 23. - . . . When the storm struck Wichita three persons were seriously injured and a dozen bruised. . . .
Mrs. Charles Minor, 70, who lived in a small frame building near here,... Read MORE...

The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  May 23, 1923

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have ...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1927 - Andrew de Giorgis Slips from Sewer Pipe While Trying to Cross Housatonic River on It.
Pittsfield, May 22.— Andrew de Giorgis, 42, of 3 Naples avenue, was drowned in the east branch of the Housatonic river near the Newell-street bridge early this morning. The police have evidence that... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  May 23, 1927

Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

1942 - Flood
In Tioga County, to the north, swiftly-moving waters inundated cellars and homes in Wellsboro.

Weissport, Carbon County, reported 10 feet of water in the streets covering houses to the second... Read MORE...

Clearfield Progress -  Clearfield, Pennsylvania -  May 23, 1942

1904  Geo. H. Cardiff of Butte, Cal., will bring his automobile with him when he comes to Santa Cruz this summer.

Evening Sentinel
Santa Cruz, California

1939  May 23 - Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die

January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter"s Mill in California.

Quebec - Did you know? In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs,...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Picture of the Day

Visit Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

View of Lachine Locks

1884 Grover Cleveland campaign poster
Died May 23