Wednesday, June 20, 2018

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

1909 advertisement
Carr's Ice Cream

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Utica, New York, USA

From the Utica Observer of Thursday.

On Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a most alarming fire broke out in the stable of Messrs. DODGE & HART, in rear of buildings on Seneca Street, south side of the canal. The fire spread with such uncommon rapidity, that in a few minutes a number of buildings surrounding the one in which it originated, were enveloped in flames. Our firemen were prompt in... Read MORE...

Huron Reflector -  Elyria, Ohio -  June 20, 1831

Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

The following letter from the Rev. Mr. Rowland, to the editor of the National Gazette, describes, in a most vivid manner, this sorrowful occurrence.

Fayetteville, N.C. May 29, 1831.
Sir - FAYETTEVILLE IS NO MORE !! - This morning the sun rose upon us in its beauty, and with gladdened hearts we flocked to the churches of our God. Now we are in ruins. But two stores of all that this place... Read MORE...

Huron Reflector -  Elyria, Ohio -  June 20, 1831

Danvers, Massachusetts, USA

1868  A tomb in the old burying ground in Danvers, Mass., holding the remains of the Putnam family for generations past, was recently broken into by some boys,

who stole the silver plates from the coffins, and carried off and sold the bones to peddlers. One of the parties was caught, which led to the detection of others,. When arrested, they had a basket of bones with them, and were playing foot-ball with the human skulls taken from the tomb.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 20, 1868

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay with bunting. The statue, on board the French steamer Isere, was escorted up the bay by several French and American men-of-war and more than 100 steamers and yachts, the shores of New Jersey and Long... Read MORE...

Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  June 20, 1885

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Chips - Peel a raw potato as apples are peeled, let the parings be as near as possible the same thickness, and let them be as long as possible; dry them thoroughly in a cloth, put them in the frying-basket and plunge it in boiling hot lard; when the chips are a golden color drain them well in front of the fire, sprinkle fine salt over them and serve with roast game.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 11, 1881

Folding Bath-Tub with Heater
Diogenes Bath-Tub Co., Ionis, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Simsbury, Connecticut, USA

Principal Buildings of the Village Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze.


Flames Originated in Third Story of Hotel Due to a Defective Chimney—Guests Escaped, but Fire Spread Despite Firemen’s Best Efforts to Control It.

Simsbury, Conn., June 20 — The most disastrous fire, which has visited Simsbury in many years, early today destroyed four buildings in the... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 20, 1900

South Bend, Indiana, USA

1900  Fatal Hotel Fire.

South Bend, Ind., June 20.-Fire in the Morrison Hotel early this morning resulted in the death of L.C. Smart, a telephone lineman, and the serious injury of six other persons. Loss $25,000.

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 20, 1900

Rockville, Connecticut, USA

1900 - BOY DROWNED AT ROCKVILLE - Searching Party Finds His Body After Dragging a String of Lakes.
Rockville, Conn., June 20.- The body of Barney Fynol, 14 years old was found in Adams Mill pond here just before noon today. The lad had been missing since yesterday afternoon. The last seen of the young Fynol was when he returned from school yesterday afternoon. Shortly after reaching home he strolled off and as there was a circus in town nothing was though of his absence at first, but then at... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 20, 1900

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Storm Dresses — A lady who is obliged to go out frequently in bad weather, will find it both a convenience and economy to have a storm dress. Both dress and cloak should be made of a woolen material, (varying of course with the season,) which will shed water.

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
1908 - THREE MEN DEAD IN A MINE - Explosion Near Monongahela, Pa., With Fatal Results.
MONONGAHELA, Pa., June 19. - Three miners are dead, two others perhaps fatally burned, and fifteen entombed, many of whom are supposed to be dead from an explosion at the Ellsworth No. 1 mine of the Pittsburg Coal company near here today. It is feared the entombed men are also dead. Of the victims taken from the mine JOHN BEAL is the only one identified. The others are foreigners whose features... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  June 20, 1908

Randolph, Vermont, USA

1911 - SCALDED BY STEAM Twenty Passengers Hurt in "Side-swiping" at Randolph MONTREAL SLEEPER IS WRECKED Engine of the Freight Extra Sticks Out Over Main Line and Cylinder Head is Torn Off.
Special to the Messenger)
Randolph, June 20. - Another accident was added to the toll on the Central Vermont railway this morning at 2:50 o'clock when north bound Montreal sleeper, known as train No. 1, "sideswiped" the engine on the south bound freight extra, which was on what is known as the west siding. The cylinder on engine No. 415 projected out into the right of way of engine No. 211 on... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 20, 1911

Montgomery, Vermont, USA

1911  MONTGOMERY. John Lafountain Injured by Fall as Staging Gives Away.

While shingling the roof of Leo Bombard's barn the staging upon which John Lafountain was working gave away and Mr. Lafountain fell to the ground striking his head upon a stick of timber and being rendered unconscious for a short time. A physician was called and though no bones were found to be broken he is badly bruised about the head and one side.

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 20, 1911

1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship measure. About 125,000 Indians are given citizenship by this latest act of Congress. About 200,000 Indians already have been made citizens.

This is merited recognition of the claims the American Indian ... Read MORE...

Santa Ana Register -  Santa Ana, California -  June 20, 1924

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

Ft. Bragg, N. C. (UP) - Lightning bolts, flashing from an electrical storm, struck in the center of bivouacing National Guardsmen
Wednesday, killing two men and injuring some 47 others.

The victims, identified as Pfc. ARTHUR BELTON NORRIS, JR., 19, and Pfc. WALTER LEE MILAN, 26, both of Kannapolis, were among 8,000 members of the famed 30th Infantry (Old Hickory) Division of the Carolina... Read MORE...

Panama City Herald -  Panama City, Florida -  June 20, 1957

Southampton, Massachusetts, USA

Southampton, Mass. - (UPI) - Sen. EDWARD M. KENNEDY, suffered a broken back and two other men were killed when a light plane crashed Friday night in dense fog in an apple orchard.

KENNEDY was in fair condition at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in nearby Northampton.

Doctors said, "There are no head injuries and no neurological findings. He has complete use of his legs and hands."

Sen. BIRCH...

Coshocton Tribune -  Ohio -  June 20, 1964

1682  A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.

1893  Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

America - Did you know? Self-emptying Lake George (Alaska) is the best known curiosity of its kind. A dam of ice forms each winter and the lake backs up behind it. The pressure of the water causes the dam to burst. The lake empties itself, and the process begins all over.

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

Quebec - Did you know? An old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had innocently killed a small yellow snake which he had seen crawling along the grass in front of his house. The old man said that he would have preferred losing his best horse rather than see that snake killed. It had been living in his cellar for some years past, and he considered it as a good lutin [spirit] which brought him luck and prosperity.

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

Witch Hazel Leaves
Parke, Davis & Co.
Detroit, Mich., U.S.A.
Died June 20