Thursday, August 15, 2019

1885 - A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug...

Keene, New Hampshire, USA

On Monday afternoon of this week Keene was visited by a conflagration which in the amount of property destroyed, and in detriment to the manufacturing and laboring interests of the place, was by far... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  August 15, 1867

1909 advertisement

Wheelocks's Department Store
Amesbury, Mass.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was so violent as to throw persons sleeping upon lounges to the floor. A party of gentlemen who were... Read MORE...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Doughnuts - Heat one quart of new milk, but do not let it boil; add two teacupfuls of lard...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 27, 1880

Bicycles and Watches Given Away
Do You Want One?
Royal Tea Co.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Port Jervis, New York, USA

1885 - A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug.
So he stuck a little stake in the middle of his cucumber hills on which he has attached a small white rag. He says that the little bugs which were destroying his cucumber plants are scared by the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 15, 1885

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1898 - Fire in Quebec
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to have started in the Rand Drill company's plant.... Read MORE...

Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado -  August 15, 1898

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

1872 - Dinner Party Rules for Women - Coffee follows the dessert, and when this enters, if...Read MORE...

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
Middletown, Connecticut, USA

1903 - YACHT WAIONTHA BURNED - Catches Fire on Connecticut River and Is Run Aground
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 14 - The steam yacht Waiontha of Hartford caught fire to-day while going down the Connecticut River, and now lies a blackened wreck on Sears Shoal, six or seven miles below... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 15, 1903

Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15. - Miss Edna Bullard, thirty-eight years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ila L. Bullard, of Oroville, was fatally injured and Adjt. Gen. J. J. Borrce received minor injuries when an ... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 15, 1922

1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further... Read MORE...

The Daily Mail -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  August 15, 1935

1868  A farmer in Oneida, N. Y., raised seven thousand quarts of strawberries on a single acre this year.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1939  August 15 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

1969  August 15 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

America - Did you know? 1822: Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a...Read MORE...

Quebec - Did you know? Around 1825, La Cuisinière Bourgeoise, was written as a guide for those employed in the service of...Read MORE...
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Visit Conway, Massachusetts, USA!

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

Conway House

1904 ad
Dutch Mike
W. R. Webster & Co., Makers, Sherbrooke, P.Q.
St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904
Died August 15


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