Saturday, May 11, 2019

1869 - THE PACIFIC RAILROAD. The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven. San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.


Ithaca Conservatory of Music
Ithaca, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

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The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1869
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1877 - Diamond Hill Quarry Company
The Woonsocket Patriot says that the Diamond Hill Quarry Company of Cumberland, have made a contract with the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company to furnish all the stone for the abutments and piers of that... Read MORE...

Newport Daily News -  Newport, Rhode Island -  May 11, 1877
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

White Mountain Rolls - Sixteen cups of flour, half cup of sugar, cup of butter, cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1887 - A TOWN SWEPT BY FIRE. EIGHTY BUILDINGS BURNED, INVOLVING A LOSS OF $300,000.
HANOVER, N. H., May 10. - The most destructive fire that Northern New Hampshire has ever known occurred in Lebanon this morning, breaking out in Mead, Mason & Co.'s furniture factory at 1 o'clock.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1887
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1909 advertisement

The House of Quality
Pianos
Fred W. Peabody
16 Main St.
Amesbury, Mass.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

1895 - FIVE WERE DROWNED. SAD ACCIDENT NEAR FORT COLLINS.
A Party of Young People Lose Their Lives While Fishing by the Capsizing of a Boat - Father and One Child Escaped.

Denver, May 6. - A special to Fort Collins to the Republican gives details of a... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  Colorado -  May 11, 1895
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Millville, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - TWO BRIDGES DESTROYED BY FIRE. Narrow Escape of a Freight Train on a Massachusetts Railroad.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 10. - Two adjoining bridges across the Blackstone River about one mile south of Millville, Mass., on the main line of the New-England and Worcester Division of the New-York,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1896
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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

1916 - HISTORIC OLD HOTEL WRECKED BY FIRE. THE TOURETTE, AT BAYONNE, N. J., BADLY DAMAGED AND LODGERS LOSE VALUABLES. CUPOLA CRASHES DOWN.
PARTS OF THE STRUCTURE DATE BACK TO REVOLUTIONARY DAYS - DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $10,000.

The ancient Hotel La. Tourette at Bayonne Point, Bayonne, N. J., fronting the waters of the Kill van Kull,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1916
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1751  Founded on May 11, 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond, Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States.

www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ pennsylvania.html

1752  May 11 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)

historyorb.com

1865  The milkmen of Syracuse, New York, have astonished the city by voluntarily reducing the price of milk to six cents a quart.

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Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts

Observation of foreign travelers to America: In America, there are "Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE."

Quebec - Did you know? Among Catholics, It is said that reciting one thousand Hail Marys on December 24 would ensure...Read MORE...



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Visit Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA!

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


High School, Peterboro, N.H.

Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, USA

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died May 11

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