Wednesday, December 5, 2018

1889 - $10,000,000 FIRE! A CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES. Lynn, Mass. Desolated. - Boston Subscribes Nearly a Million Dollars For the Sufferers.

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1853  Sad Occurrence

Mrs. Mary Whiting, an aged lady of nearly 90 years, was burned to death in Sutton, Massachusetts, on Sabbath evening. She was alone in the house, the other members of the family being absent at an evening meeting.

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  December 5, 1853
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1890's ad
New Home Sewing Machine Co.
Orange, Mass.
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

1889 - The Whole Party Drowned.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wellington Hart, of North Smithfield, and R. A. Smith of Monegan, well known farmer, each sixty years of age, started to drive home from Woonsocket about nightfall, on Saturday, in Smith's wagon, after spending the day in town. The barway leading from the road at the turn was open and the horse evidently entered it without their knowledge. The day following the horse was found... Read MORE...

The Carthage Blade -  Carthage, North Carolina -  December 5, 1889
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - $10,000,000 FIRE! A CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES. Lynn, Mass. Desolated. - Boston Subscribes Nearly a Million Dollars For the Sufferers.
Lynn, Mass, the city of shoes, was visited Tuesday afternoon by the greatest fire in its history and with two exceptions the conflagration is the most disastrous which ever visited New England. The exceptions are the great Boston fire of 1872, which destroyed between three and four hundred millions of dollars worth of property, and the Portland fire of 1866, which caused a loss of between ten and ... Read MORE...

The Carthage Blade -  Carthage, North Carolina -  December 5, 1889
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1890 - WORKMEN SLAIN. COLLAPSE OF A BIG BLAST FURNACE AT JOLIET, ILL. NINE MEN KILLED AND MANY HURT. THE VICTIMS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY PONDEROUS MASSES OR IRON.
Joliet, Ill., Dec. 5. - One of the most distressing calamities that have ever befallen Joliet occurred at the works of the Joliet Steel Company in this city at noon Thursday, resulting in the death of nine men and the wounding of nine others. The cause was the giving way of the columns which support the huge blast furnace known as No. 2, and the consequent collapsing of the great 200-ton retort.... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 5, 1890
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Spiced Cabbage - Cut a head of cabbage into small slices, put it into a two or three quart saucepan with a tablespoonful of butter, same of sugar, a gill of vinegar, half a dozen white cloves, a teaspoonful of salt, a saltspoonful of pepper, and gently simmer all together until the cabbage is tender.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880
Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1891 - FOUR TRAINS SMASHED UP - DISASTROUS ACCIDENT ON THE NEW-ENGLAND ROAD.
TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDED, THEN TWO PASSENGER TRAINS RAN INTO THE WRECK - THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 4. - The worst wreck ever experienced by the New-York and New-England Railroad occurred at East Thompson, Conn, at 6:30 o'clock this morning. Four trains collided with each other, killing three men and injuring four others.

The trains in collision were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 5, 1891
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1861 ad

For President and Vice-President
For President: Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi
For Vice-President: Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia

The Semi-Weekly State Journal
Raleigh, North Carolina
September 18, 1861
Boise, Idaho, USA

1908  SCHOOL FOR HELPLESS CHILDREN IS BURNED BUT ALL ESCAPED.

Boise, Idaho, Dec. 4. - The Central school building, temporarily occupied by the Idaho State School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, was partially destroyed by fire early this morning. Forty children, inmates of the institution, were being marched to breakfast when the alarm was given and they were taken out of the building in perfect order. The loss is $10,000.

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 5, 1908
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1919 - NEW ORLEANS' FRENCH OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FAMOUS STRUCTURE, BUILT IN 1859, IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE.
New Orleans, Dec. 5. - (United Press). - The Old French opera house, a landmark of old New Orleans, was burned to the ground Thursday in a fire which originated in the rear of the restaurant Cafe de L'Opera. The opera house was built it 1859.

ADELAID PATTI made her American debut in the old playhouse. MISS DeRESZKE and JENNY LIND, also graced the stage.

The loss is estimated at $47,000.... Read MORE...

The Star -  Anniston, Alabama -  December 5, 1919
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1868  Slight shocks of earthquake were felt at Middleboro, Mass., a few days ago.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1941  December 5 - The temperature at Enosburg Falls soared to 72 degrees to establish a state record for Vermont for the month of December.

The Weather Channel

America - Did you know? June 25, 1876 - Lt. Col. George A. Custer"s regiment is wiped out by Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull at the Little Big Horn River, Montana.

www.infoplease.com


Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, the average couple in New France had 6 to 8 children, with one or more lost to disease during their childhood.

Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
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Visit Mechanic Falls, Maine, USA!

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Fall on Little Androscoggin River, Mechanic Falls, Me. (1906)

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Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Died December 5

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