Tuesday, August 21, 2018

1880 - Killed by a Sidewalk.

L'Islet, Qu├ębec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)

1837 - Horrible Murder Attempt
The Canadian of Monday gives an account of a horrible attempt at murder in the parish of L'Islet, under circumstances of almost unparalleled atrocity. The circumstances are thus related by a correspondent of that paper: - a young girl about 19 years of age, of a respectable family in the parish, had gone to gather raspberries at the end of her father's farm, in company with a young girl, a... Read MORE...

Spectator -  New York -  August 21, 1837
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Washing and Drying the Hair

National Labor Tribune
Pennsylvania
February 1, 1900
Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

1879 - THE GREAT NEW BRUNSWICK STORM. A TERRIFIC TEMPEST DESTROYS FOUR SCORE HOUSES - THE WATERSPOUT - MANY PERSONS WOUNDED AND SOME KILLED.
St. John, New Brunswick, Aug. 11. - An extra edition of the Moniteur Acadien contains the following particulars of the great storm at Buctouche:

About 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon the sky was covered with dark, thick clouds, and heavy thunder-claps were heard in the distance. This presaged a tempest, but nobody expected the terrific one that so frightened the peoople of North Bank. Some thick ... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 21, 1879
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1880 - Killed by a Sidewalk.
OMAHA, August 17, - Yesterday afternoon during a heavy rainstorm, Willie Copley, aged 9, while running home, was caught by a plank sidewalk which had been piled against the fence to allow the grading of the street, and which was blown over on him. He was drowned underneath it, in two feet of water. His mysterious disappearance was explained this afternoon by the accidental discovery of his body... Read MORE...

The Salt Lake Weekly Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  August 21, 1880
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold, then trim into good shape and put them in a covered dish with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar as for salad; add a few pieces of onion and a little parsley. Let them stand thus two or three hours. Then drain the pieces of chicken, place them on the lettuce in your salad dish, and spread a nice mayonnaise dressing over all.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 17, 1880
Lewiston, Maine, USA

1902 - They Held Hands. Rustic Couple From the Country Create a Whole Lot of Amusement on Lewiston Streets.
They were from the country – that – no one who saw the rustic couple would question for a minute. The fellow who was possibly six feet in height, wore high water pants, had long hair, with a sprinkling now and then of the filamentous structures, stooped a trifle, wore a wide rimmed straw hat, had a red face, prominent nose and peaked chin.

The young lady, who to say the least, was perhaps... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  August 21, 1902
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A Taffeta Silk Petticoat at $7.50
John Taylor, Dry Goods, Kansas City, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

1932 - Woman Killed, 23 Hurt as Electric Train Quits Track
By The Associated Press
KENOSHA, Wis., Aug. 20. - A Chicago woman was killed and 23 persons were injured when a north shore electric train left the rails and plowed into a field three miles south of here this afternoon.

A hundred passengers were thrown about in the careening cars. Those in the first car were hurled violently from floor to ceiling as it rolled into the field.

Mrs. E. W.... Read MORE...

Abilene Morning Reporter-News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 21, 1932
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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury)

1970 - HUNDREDS LEFT WITHOUT HOME. FOUR KILLED AS 90 m.p.h. WINDS, RAIN SMASH THROUGH FOUR ONT. COMMUNITIES.
Sudbury, Ont. (CP) - Hundreds of the homeless sought shelter in schools, churches and private homes Thursday night after a freak storm which killed at least four persons, injured about 150 and caused millions of dollars in property damage in four communities.

The storm, packing torrential rain and winds of up to 90 miles an hour, smashed through the nearby mining communities of Lively and... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  August 21, 1970
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1869  Shovel Manufactory Burned
An extensive shovel manufactory at Taunton, Mass., was burned a few days ago, involving a loss of $100,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1897  August 21 – The Oldsmobile is founded in Lansing, Michigan by Ransom E. Olds.

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America - Did you know? August 15, 1914 - Panama Canal opens to traffic.

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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)

Silver Plate
Wm. Rogers, Eagle Brand
Made only by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Died August 21

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