Thursday, August 16, 2018

1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1879  Thieves in Men's Clothing

Two women were caught in men's clothes stealing rare plants from a conservatory at Pittsfield, Mass.; and a visit by officer to their home, a few miles from town, revealed the fact that it was filled with stolen flowers. Unable to honestly gratify their love of the beautiful, they had put on trousers and become thieves to do so.

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Kalamazoo Gazette -  Michigan -  August 16, 1879
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Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)

1936 - 2 PROBES BEGIN IN DEATHS OF 22. WITNESSES STATE DRIVER OF TRUCK CARRYING 43 FAILED TO HEED WARNINGS.
By The Associated Press.

Louiseville, Quebec, Aug. 15 - Two investigators were ordered tonight into the grade crossing accident here early today that killed 22 persons and injured 12 others, six seriously. The Canadian board of railway commissioners and the Quebec attorney general's department will look into the tragedy.

A large truck, loaded with 43 passengers, rolled onto the open,... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Times -  Portsmouth, Ohio -  August 16, 1936
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1948 - RENO EXPLOSION KILLS 5, INJURES 137 - PANIC AMONG ONLOOKERS INCREASES TOLL.
Reno, Aug. 16. (AP) - Fire, a shattering explosion and panic among several hundred spectators left a toll of five dead, one missing and 137 injured in Reno's worst tragedy in its history.

The fire broke out about 10 a.m. yesterday in a false-fronted frame and brick building in the old business district. It drew several hundred onlookers, massed around the scene just a few blocks east of the... Read MORE...

The Abilene Reporter-News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 16, 1948
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

1951 - BATON ROUGE BLAST WRECKS 3 GAS TANKS. TWO KILLED, 10 INJURED IN GREAT EXPLOSION AT STANDARD OIL.
Baton Rouge, La. - (U.P.) - A thunderous gasoline explosion killed two men and injured 10 and wrecked three 37,000 gallon tanks and two distillate treating units at Standard Oil of New Jersey's North Baton Rouge Refinery today.

The explosion was so violent it shattered plate glass window glass three miles away and blew railroad boxcars and tank cars off their tracks. The fire was controlled in ... Read MORE...

The Anniston Star -  Alabama -  August 16, 1951
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Adding Fruit to Cake - Currants, raisins and citrus will not settle to the bottom of either cake or pudding if they are thorougly floured and the batters are of proper consistency. When the batters are too thin, of course they will settle.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
1890  One man in Robbinston, Me., has 3,000 little chickens with quarters in 800 barrels. People go miles to see the sight.


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Topeka, Kansas

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America - Did you know? June 15, 1800 - The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

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Quebec - Did you know? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were baked in Indian fashion from ground maize. Fat salted pork was a staple during the winter, and nearly every habitant laid away each autumn a smoked supply of eels from the river. Game of all sorts he could get with little trouble at any time, wild ducks, geese, and partridges. Following the Indian custom, venison was smoked and hung on the kitchen beams, where it kept for months until needed. Salted or smoked fish had also to be provided for family use, since the usages of the Church required that meat should not be used upon numerous fast-days.

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died August 16

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