Friday, December 28, 2018

1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.

S. Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1853  Large Fire in Wallingford.

NEW-HAVEN, Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Button Factory of the Pomeroy Manufacturing Company at Wallingford, about 12 miles from this city, took fire early this morning, and was destroyed, together with its contents. The loss was over $5,000, most of which is covered by insurance.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 28, 1853

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 27. - Information of another frightful railroad disaster reached the city this morning about 8 o'clock. It occurred on the Air Line Railroad, 500 yards beyond Paw Creek trestle, 9 miles from the city, about 7 o'clock. Two freight trains of the usual size left Charlotte yesterday morning in sections -- that is, the one about 15 minutes behind the other. On the up-grade just... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 28, 1880

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast corner of La Salle and Adams streets, for the Home Fire-Insurance Company of New York, after plans drawn by Architect W. L. B. Jenney. It has a frontage of 138 feet on La Salle street and ninety-six... Read MORE...

Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  December 28, 1884

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Artichoke Soup - Take four medium-sized fresh artichokes; wash, boil until tender, and remove the skins; chop the artichokes very fine, then mash them through a colander. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter into a saucepan; add one sliced onion, shake and stir without browning until the onion is soft and tender. Add a bay leaf. Moisten two tablespoonfuls of flour in a little cold milk, then add this to one quart of milk; strain into the saucepan with the butter and onion. Add the artichoke that has been pressed through a colander, and stir constantly until it reaches the boiling point. Strain through a fine sieve; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of red pepper, and serve.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Oneonta, New York, USA

Loss Is Estimated at $100,000 – Several Persons Had Narrow Escapes and Lost All Their Personal Property.

ONEONTA, Dec. 28 – Fire which for a time early yesterday threatened the whole business section of Oneonta destroyed the Arlington Hotel and seven other buildings in the heart of the city, causing a loss of fully $100,000. Many of the occupants of the hotel and the living apartments in the... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  December 28, 1908

Hood's Sarsaparilla
C. I. Hood Co.
Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

1909 - Blizzard bound in Bethlehems
Special to The Inquirer.

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 27. - The Bethlehems were today still blizzard-bound, with business conditions thoroughly paralyzed. Along the lines of the Lehigh Valley Transit Company more than twenty-five cars are hopelessly snowed in. The Blue Ridge, Slate Belt, South Bethlehem and Saucon trolley companies are totally tied up. The Lehigh Valley Railroad finds it necessary to... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  December 28, 1909

Reno, Nevada, USA

1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.
Special to The Washington Post.
Reno, Nev. Dec. 27.-Had it not been for prompt action by bystanders, the governor of Nevada would have been one of the victims of the Christmas tree. As it was Gov. Dickerson, in the temporary role of Santa Claus, at Carson City, on Saturday night, was slightly burned.

The governor, at the executive mansion, was robed in the conventional Santa Claus suit, with... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  December 28, 1910

Lansing, Michigan, USA

Lansing, Mich., Dec. 28. - Fire here today destroyed the Pradden office building, owned by former state fuel director W. K. PRADDEN and one of the largest and most prominent buildings in the business district. Only the walls were left standing as the result of the fire which was discovered at 5:00 o'clock.

The first floor of the building was occupied by the American Savings bank and postal... Read MORE...

Evening Chronicle -  Marshall, Michigan -  December 28, 1920

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

When in the car if you find the exertion of talking painful, say so frankly; your escort cannot be offended.

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
1850  George Downes, of Cheshire, Ct. discovered that a young lady whom he loved was receiving the attentions of another, went to her house, sat in a melancholy mood for hours, and then drew a pistol and shot himself.
Though seriously wounded, it is thought the will recover from the pistol shot. As to the other wound, we presume he has already gotten over that.
Boston Evening Transcript
Boston, Massachusetts

1895  December 28 – Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.

1981  December 28 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr born in Norfolk. She was the 1st American test tube baby. resources/ state-history-timeline/ virginia.html

America - Did you know? February 3, 1870 - Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.

Quebec - Did you know? Behind each habitant"s house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn and the stable, built always of untrimmed logs, the intervening chinks securely filled with clay or mortar. There was also a root-house, half-sunk in the ground or burrowed into the slope of a hill, where the habitant kept his potatoes and vegetables secure from the frost through the winter. Most of the habitants likewise had their own bake-ovens, set a convenient distance behind the house and rising four or five feet from the ground. These they built roughly of boulders and plastered with clay. With an abundance of wood from the virgin forests they would build a roaring fire in these ovens and finish the whole week"s baking at one time. The habitant would often enclose a small plot of ground surrounding the house and outbuildings with a fence of piled stones or split rails, and in one corner he would plant his kitchen-garden.

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Suredone Pure Medicated Powder
Made in Norwich, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died December 28