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Greenerpasture Daily News - August 27

Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

1846 - Stage Accident.
The Pittsfield Sun states that a bridge near Williamston broke down on Monday evening, precipitating a stage load of eleven passengers 8 or 9 feet into the river. The coach was turned bottom up in its fall, but no one was killed, though all were considerably injured. Among the passengers were Judge Washburn, of Worcester, Rev. Dr. Prime, of New York, Rev. Dr. Davis, of Westfield, and Rev. Dr.... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  August 27, 1846
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Kittery, Maine, USA

1846  Cabinet Shop Fire

The cabinet shop of Mr. Dame, in Kittery, near Portsmouth, bridge, was destroyed by fire on the 18th, while the workmen were absent at noon. Loss 5 or $600 - no insurance. The fire was caused by a child of four or five years.

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  August 27, 1846
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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

1851  Passing Counterfeit Bills

In the Police Court this afternoon, Solomon T. Dolbear was examined upon a charge of passing two counterfeit ten dollar bills, one on the Farmers' Exchange Bank of Gloucester, and the other on the Smithfield Exchange Bank of Greenville, R. I. He was held for trial and on default of bail of $2000?, was committed.

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Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  August 27, 1851
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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - Rescue of the Missing Newburyport Pilot.
The Newburyport Herald of the 25th inst. has the following account of the arrival home of the missing and mourned pilot:-

The day of miracles is passed - so it has, and let it go; but so long as Michael Stevens, Jr., shall live, we shall look upon him as one risen from the dead. While we were all lamenting that this worthy man was gone, and the flags had drooped in mourning for the dead -... Read MORE...

The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  August 27, 1857
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Tiffin, Ohio, USA

1887  Nothing Slow About This Girl.

Celia Forbing, of Kenton, O., was walking through the new court-house at Tiffin with some young friends. Suddenly she stepped up to the marriage record and dared any young man present to take out the papers and make her his. The challenge was accepted by a young man of the party and the know twas tied at Fostoria the same night.

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 27, 1887
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1901  TURNED HOSE ON STRIKER. This Was the Revenge Non-Union Men Took Upon a Former Comrade.

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 26 - Because Thomas Oldecker, a non-union workman in the Crescent Tin Plate Mill, deserted twenty-five of his non-union comrades, who still remain at work, to-day they turned a water hose on him, drenching him thoroughly...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 27, 1901
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Athens, Georgia, USA

1908 - THE DAMAGE AT ATHENS ESTIMATED AT $25,000
Athens, Ga., August 26. - As a result of the flood in the Oconee river the Aichan cotton mills have been forced to close down. The damage to the mill will be about $1,000.

The waterworks plant is also under water, and the damage will reach $1,000.

Four bridges near the city and one in the city limits have been destroyed. The total damage in this vicinity will reach $25,000. No trains have... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  August 27, 1908
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1908 - INSULTED - Governor of New York - Saratoga County Fair Sports Refuse To Start Their Horses
So Long as Hughes Was on the Ground - Action is Condemned on All Sides.

Special Dispatch to the Enquirer.
Balston Spa, N.Y., August 26. - An incident unparalleled in the history of the state occurred at the Saratoga County Fair today, when Governor Hughes was humiliated in the eyes of thousands of people by the horsemen, who refused to start their horses while the Governor was on the... Read MORE...

The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  August 27, 1908
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Elgin, Illinois, USA

1911 - 2 KILLED IN ELGIN AUTO RACE - GRANDSTAND COLLAPSES
Elgin, Ill., Aug. 26 - The death of a driver and his mechanician[sic] when their big racing car turned a somersault going at eighty miles an hour and the injury of scores of spectators when a section of the grandstand collapsed, marked the second day of speed madness and record smashing at the great Elgin national road races to-day.

Crowd Wants Excitement.
One hundred thousand people treated... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 27, 1911
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1870  The funeral of Admiral Farrigut, at Portsmouth, N. H., on the 17th, was attended by a larger concourse of people than ever assembled in that State on a similar occasion.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

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