Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1919 - DOZEN KILLED, 50 HURT, AS TANK OF MOLASSES BURST - The Great Boston Molasses Flood


Yellow Dock Root
put up by Allaire-Woodward & Co., Peoria, Ill.
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale)

1864 - An Aged Man
The Boston Transcript publishes a sketch of Deacon John Philips of Sturbridge, Mass., who is now in his one hundred and fourth year. This venerable man was born in Massachusetts when George II was... Read MORE...

Semi-Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  January 16, 1864
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Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

1884 - ENGULFED IN BURNING OIL. THE TERRIBLE SITUATION OF A PASSENGER TRAIN. A RAILWAY CUT FLOODED WITH OIL WHICH TAKES FIRE AND BURNS UP A TRAIN AND SEVERAL PERSONS.
Bradford, Penn., Jan. 15. - One of those calamities peculiar to the oil regions startled the people of Bradford today. A passenger train on the Bradford, Bordell and Kinzua Railroad was totally... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 16, 1884
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Malden, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - Explosion's Quick Work.
Malden, Mass, Jan. 16.- This city was shaken at midnight by a tremendous explosion at the works of the Malden and Melrose Gaslight company. The large building was completely destroyed. Seven... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  January 16, 1895
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Peoria, Illinois, USA

1909 - THREE KILLED IN NORTHWESTERN WRECK.
Peoria, Ill., Jan. 16. - Two extra freight trains on the Chicago and Northwestern collided head-on Friday evening four miles northwest of this city. Three trainmen were instantly killed, one is... Read MORE...

The Daily Free Press -  Carbondale, Illinois -  January 16, 1909
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Maple Icing - For maple icing boil together half a cup of cream, one cup scraped maple sugar and one tablespoonful of lemon juice. Cook until it forms a a soft mass when dropped into cold water.

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

1911 - TERRIBLE TRAIN CRASH. BLAME PLACED ON EXPRESS ENGINEER.
Superintendent Everett Says J. B. LYDELL, of Buffalo, Engineer of Train 23, and For 40 Years an Employe of Railroad, Ran Past Signals – Many Passengers Injured, Several of Whom May Die.

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Lowville Journal & Republican -  New York -  January 16, 1911
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1953 Queens Typewriter Co. ad
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1919 - DOZEN KILLED, 50 HURT, AS TANK OF MOLASSES BURST
The Great Boston Molasses Flood

DOZEN KILLED, 50 HURT, AS TANK OF MOLASSES BURST

Wreckage Covered with Sticky Stream of 2,000,000 Gallons.

3 FIREMEN BURIED.

Building Sucked Into Street by ... Read MORE...

Bridgeport Standard Telegram  -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  January 16, 1919
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1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
'Cans' and 'Can'ts' of Amendment
Dry Amendment 'Cans' and 'Can'ts'

Here are some of the things you can do under a prohibition amendment and title 2 of the Volstead enforcement act, effective at... Read MORE...

Ironwood Daily Globe -  Ironwood, Michigan -  January 16, 1920
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small articles of a wardrobe require constant care to keep in perfect order, yet they will wofully revenge themselves if neglected.

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
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

1953 - Engineer, Fireman Run Down in Yards
A Union Pacific railroad engineer and fireman were run over and killed by an engine in the railroad's freight yards here this morning.

The Union Pacific said the two men, Jack L. Connelly, 36,... Read MORE...

Cheyenne, Wyoming -  January 16, 1953
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1850  Better Get Married
Out of 258 deaths in New Bedford, Massachusetts, last year, 56 were married females, and 183 single.

The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland

1926  January 16 – A BBC radio play about a worker's revolution causes a panic in London.

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America - Did you know? March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.

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Quebec - Did you know? The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the French-speaking population of North America. The item was widely worn for almost a century, from the end of the 18th to the end of the 19th century, before it fell into disuse, a result of the decline of the fur trade industry... In 1777, a German [probably Hessian] mercenary, staying in Saint-Anne-de-la-PĂ©rade is more explicit in his comments: "They wear a thick wool sash with long fringes around their hips and over their coat-they weave it themselves-these sashes are of a variety of colours, depending on the wearer"s taste."

Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America www.ameriquefrancaise.org
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Visit Potter, New York, USA (Rushville) (Yatesville) !

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


South Main St., Rushville, N.Y.

Women Know the vital importance of pure food and drink. That accounts for the success of

Blanke's Kofeko
The original malted grain coffee

C. F. Blanke & Co., St. Louis, U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died January 16

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