Friday, March 8, 2019

1872 - LEPROSY - A Hundred Years of Plague in a Seaside Town


Carpets by Mail
The Russell Carpet Co.
Chicago, Ill.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)

1872 - LEPROSY - A Hundred Years of Plague in a Seaside Town
[St Johns, New Brunswick, Letter to the New York Sun.]

Will Americans believe that leprosy, "the eldest daughter of Death," exists on this continent? Though I had seen something to that effect in... Read MORE...

The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  March 8, 1872
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Paterson, New Jersey, USA

1880 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in PATERSON, N. J.
PATERSON, N. J., March 4. - A fire broke out in the oil room of the Danforth locomotive and machine shops, in this city, this morning, about 8 o'clock, the origin of which is unknown, and the... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  March 8, 1880
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1895 - THREE FIREMEN FATALLY HURT. A Freight Train Dashed Into a Hook and Ladder Truck.
DETROIT, Mich., March 7. - A shocking accident occurred at the intersection of Canfield avenue and the railroad tracks early this morning. There had been a fire to which Hook and Ladder Company No. 5 ... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  March 8, 1895
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Horse Radish Sauce - Two teaspoonfuls of made mustard, two of white sugar, half a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
Independence, Missouri, USA

1900 - BAD TRAIN WRECK. ACCIDENT OCCURED DURING A SNOW STORM. NEAR KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. TWO OR MORE PERSONS WERE BURNED TO DEATH - SEVERAL WERE BADLY INJURED.
Kansas City, Mo., March 1. - The fast St. Louis day express, due to arrive in Kansas City at 5:45 this evening, was delayed by a freight train, which struck in a snow drift two miles south of... Read MORE...

San Juan Islander -  Friday Harbor, Washington -  March 8, 1900
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Open Air Courtship

Plain Dealer
Ohio
June 28, 1898
Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

1906 - TWO KILLED IN CRASH OF MONTREAL EXPRESS
George Foster Peabody One of the Injured in Train Wreck.
HIS HURTS NOT SERIOUS
Sharp Curve Cut Off Signal That Brakeman Used In Effort to Avoid Disaster.
Special to The New York Times.
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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 8, 1906
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1909 - March 8 - The town of Brinkley AR was struck by a tornado which killed 49 persons and caused 600,000 dollars damage.
The tornado, which was two-thirds of a mile in width, destroyed 860 buildings. Entire families were killed as houses were completely swept away by the tornado. Tornadoes killed 64 persons and injured ... Read MORE...

WeatherForYou.com
March 8, 1909
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1916 - NIAGARA FALLS PLANT WRECKED LAST NIGHT. POLICE SAY EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED BY DYNAMITE.
By Associated Press.
Niagara Falls, N.Y., March 7. - Fire, following several explosions, late tonight virtually destroyed the plant of the Niagara Electro-Chemical company, causing the death of one... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  March 8, 1916
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1717  March 8 - On Fishers Island in Long Island Sound, 1200 sheep were discovered to have been buried under a snow drift for four weeks. When finally uncovered, one hundred sheep were still alive.

The Weather Channel

1838  March 8 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)

historyorb.com

America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It"s perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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Ocean View House, Pigeon Cove, Mass.

V. M. Dunn
540 and 542 Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.
Died March 8

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