Tuesday, December 25, 2018

1910 - Germany Enjoys a "Fat" Christmas

Mellwood Whisky
Kentucky Distilleries & Warehouse Co., Louisville, Kentucky

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of may, including Mr. Chapin, was the real inventor of the sewing machine. "Let me close," he says "with an anecdote of his talent in the line of invention. He came inot my office on Nassau street one day... Read MORE...

The Saint Paul Globe -  Saint Paul, Minnesota -  December 25, 1895

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

On Friday afternoon week, the locomotive Wisconsin life Richmond for Pottsville, with a train of empty coal cars. When the train was approaching the Manayunk tunnel the boiler of the locomotive exploded, blowing out the end over the firebox, and rendering the engine a complete wreck. GEORGE LONG, formerly an engineer on the road, but recently living in Baltimore, where he leaves a family, was on... Read MORE...

The Republican Compiler -  Pennsylvania -  December 25, 1854

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1874  3 Votes Not Enough

An enterprising voter of Cleveland, Ohio, voted three times for a sheriff of Cuyahoga county in the late election. Of course, a candidate so ably voted fro was elected, and the voter, having been convicted of voting, was sent to the penitentiary for three years. One good turn deserves another, and the sheriff for whom the voter voted saw him safely to the prison.

New Orleans Times -  New Orleans, Louisiana -  December 25, 1874

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy - First secure old-fashioned New Orleans molasses. This is far the most important and the most difficult part of the recipe. Then boil, allowing have an ounce of butter to each pint of molasses until it becomes brittle when dropped into cold water; add at the last about ten grains of soda, then turn out to cool. When partly cool it may be "pulled" if so desired, or it may have hickory nuts or black walnuts stirred in.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

1896 - GRIEF TURNED TO JOY. Mine Disaster Not So Serious as First Supposed MANY OF THE VICTIMS RESCUED
A Score or More of the Miners Entombed by an Explosion of Gas near Wilkes-Barre, but Fourteen Are Found to be Alive

Wilkes-Barre, PA., Dec 22-Fully a score of miners have perished by an explosion of gas in Baltimore No. 2 Shaft of the Delaware and Hudson Coal Company. Fifty or 60 others barely escaped with their lives.

The mine, when in full operation, employs in the neighborhood of 350 men ... Read MORE...

Hornellsville Weekly Tribune -  Hornellsville, New York -  December 25, 1896

It Bears the Brunt of Wash-Day work
The Peoria Washer
Clark, Quien & Morse
401 Commercial Street
Peoria, Ill.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
1910 - Germany Enjoys a "Fat" Christmas
Year of Immense Prosperity Ending, and People are Spending Lavishly.


April-Like Drizzle in Berlin and Hardly a Flake of Snow in All the Empire - Bad for Hotels.
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
BERLIN, Dec. 24. - Germany is celebrating a "fat" Christmas. The Fatherland has rounded out another year of very great prosperity, and the Yuletide is characterized by... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 25, 1910

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1917 - Auto Damaged in Collision
An automobile driven by George Calvin, of this city, collided with a horse and buggy driven by James Ecton, colored, at the corner of Main and Washington streets Sunday. The machine was considerably damaged by the impact. The windshield was broken and glass was scattered over Mr. Calvin, who suffered several slight cuts on the face. The other The other occupants of the car, his wife and three... Read MORE...

The Lexington Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  December 25, 1917

1717  December 25 - Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, thousands killed


1869  Lead
Lead of the best quality has been found near York, Pa.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1896  December 25 - John Philip Sousa composes his magnum opus, the Stars and Stripes Forever.


America - Did you know? 1838 - More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians are forced to march from Georgia to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Approximately 4,000 die from starvation and disease along the "Trail of Tears."


Quebec - Did you know? It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church cemetery. After a period of time, if donations stop coming from the family, the stone is removed to make room for a new burial. This is why you will almost never see a headstone older than 100 years in Qu├ębec, unless it was from a non-catholic denomination.

Picture of the Day

Visit Southwick, Massachusetts, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Public Library

St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
Made in Bristol, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died December 25