Saturday, September 14, 2019

1934 - Communist Plot Rumored To Dynamite Water Supply

Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1830  Water Snakes

Mr. Ephraim Wheelock, of Southbridge, Mass. while mowing, came in contact with a large water snake, measuring 3 feet 9 inches. After killing it, he cut it open, and found it to contain 43 live ones.

Huron Reflector -  Norwalk, Ohio -  September 14, 1830
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Gold Medal Antacid Powder
S. Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that... Read MORE...

The Evening Herald -  Klamath Falls, Oregon -  September 14, 1925
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Bangor, Maine, USA

1889 - FOREST FIRES IN MAINE.
County Roads Impossible on Account of the Heat - Blazes Elsewhere.

Bangor, Me., Sept. 13. - It has now been more than a month since a single drop of rain fell in this section. Yesterday Bangor,... Read MORE...

The Sunday Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  September 14, 1889
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cider Cake - One cup sugar, half a cup of butter, one egg well beaten, one large cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

1895 - THE USUAL RESULT. Green Bay Young Man Injured While Alighting from a Train.
Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 9. - [Special.] - David Anderson and two companions jumped from a slowly moving Chicago & North-Western train Saturday night. Anderson missed his footing and fell, striking his ... Read MORE...

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune -  Centralia, Wisconsin -  September 14, 1895
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1909 advertisement

Higgins Celebrated Ice Cream
Rates one of the Highest in the State
Exeter, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

1902 - ACCIDENT AFTER THE CIRCUS. PRESIDENT TRUESDALE'S SON'S PONY THROWS A BOY, FATALLY INJURING HIM.
Special to The New York Times.

Greenwich, Conn., Sept. 13. - JIMMIE MEEHAN, aged fourteen, is dying at his home, next door to the Summer residence of WILLIAM H. TRUESDALE, President of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 14, 1902
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Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1913 - BOAT TRAIN WRECKED.
One Woman Badly Injured in Accident Near Norwich.

Special to The New York Times.

NEW LONDON, Conn., Sept. 13. - Central Vermont train running from Brattleboro to New London to connect with a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 14, 1913
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Sioux City, Iowa, USA

1916 - SIOUX CITY BOY BURNS TO DEATH PROTEGE OF CONGRESSMAN LATTA LOSES LIFE WHEN HOUSE IS SET ON FIRE.
Sioux City, Sept. 14. - An arson gang seeking revenge for some unknown reason is suspected of having set fire to the residence of the late Congressman J. B. Latta at 3 a. m. today causing the death... Read MORE...

Iowa City Daily Citizen -  Iowa City, Iowa -  September 14, 1916
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never criticise a companion"s dress, or indeed make any remark whatever upon it. If a near friend,...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
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1934 - Communist Plot Rumored To Dynamite Water Supply
CUMBERLAND, R.I., Sept. 14. - (UP) - Unconfirmed rumors of a communist plot to dynamite Pawtucket's water supply spread today and police guards were assigned to the reservoir at Diamond Hill in this... Read MORE...

The Evening Standard -  Uniontown, Pennsylvania -  September 14, 1934
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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

1942 - SEVEN KILLED WHEN BIG ARMY BOMBER CRASHES. PLANE PLUNGES INTO GROUND WHILE LANDING.
Columbia, S.C., Sept. 13 (AP) - Four officers and three enlisted men were killed in the crash of an Army bomber Sunday a mile from the Columbia Army Air Base.

The plane, stationed at the base, was ... Read MORE...

Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  September 14, 1942
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - Officials: Fire set on purpose
Benning W. De La Mater
Thursday, September 14 PITTSFIELD -- Fire investigators determined the fire that scorched a condemned house at 363 Columbus Ave. Tuesday night was an act of arson.

"We... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 14, 2006
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1876  September 14 - A little girl died at Barnard, Vermont, the other day by paralysis caused by the poison in colored stockings which she had been in the habit of wearing.


Juniata Sentinel and Republican
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania

1886  September 14 - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon

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1937  September 14 - The mercury soared to 92 degrees at Seattle, WA, a record for September.

The Weather Channel

America - Did you know? In 1607, Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, was established by the...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were ...Read MORE...



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Visit North Haven, Connecticut, USA!

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Old Styles Homestead

"Hon. Frank L. Stiles, of North Haven, Republican Senator from the Twelfth District, is the son of Isaac L. and Sophronia M. (Blakeslee) Stiles, and was born at North Haven July 12, 1854. He is a direct descendant of the Rev. Ezra Stiles, who was president of Yale College. He received his education at the famous Cheshire Academy and when eighteen years of age began to learn the brickmakers’ business in his father’s plant. Senator Stiles is now president and treasurer of the Stiles & Hart Brick Company, Taunton, Mass., president and treasurer of The Stiles & Reynolds Brick Company, Berlin, Conn., and also of the I. L. Stiles & Son Brick Company. North Haven, Conn., one of the largest establishments of its kind in the country..." Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut (Vol. VII, 1909-1910)

The New Game
Conette
Sold Everywhere
Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Died September 14

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Friday, September 13, 2019

1848 - A man in Providence, Rhode Island, bet five dollars that he could eat a large basket of peaches in one hour...

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1848 - A man in Providence, Rhode Island, bet five dollars that he could eat a large basket of peaches in one hour.
He was successful, having dispatched one hundred and fifty-two good sized peaches in fifty-two minutes.

Another man ate a basket full without betting and died in consequence - of the eating, and... Read MORE...

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National Aegis -  Massachusetts -  September 13, 1848
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E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1884 - THE WATERS RECEDING. WORK OF THE GREAT FLOOD IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 12. - The terrible floods reached a climax last night, and the waters of the mad Chippewa River are slowly receding. There has been a fall of three and one-half feet since 10... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1884
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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

1890 - Famous Tree Gone
Another famous tree has fallen before the woodmans axe. It was a huge chestnut, nine feet and four inches in diameter, and stood on the old Elder Winsor Farm, near Greenville, Rhode Island. Its trunk ... Read MORE...

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Elkhart Daily Review -  Elkhart, Indiana -  September 13, 1890
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA (Point Judith)

1900 - FIRE AT NARRAGANSETT. ROCKINGHAM HOTEL, THE CASINO, AND HAZARD BLOCK IN RUINS - LOSS $350,000.
Narragansett Pier, R. I., Sept. 12. - The Summer season here came to a sudden and disastrous end this afternoon through the complete destruction by fire of the great Rockingham Hotel, Sherry's... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1900
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hard Sauce - Beat one-fourth of a poiund of butter to a cream, adding gradually one cup of...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1905 - FELL FROM A "FERRIS" WHEEL. WOMAN INSTANTLY KILLED AND HUSBAND SOON DIED IN ST. PAUL.
St. Paul, Minn. - In the presence of thousands of visitors at the state fair at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday. MR. and MRS. SEVENTHAL, of Eau Claire, Wis., fell from the upper car of a Ferris wheel to... Read MORE...

Sioux County Herald -  Orange City, Iowa -  September 13, 1905
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C. C. C.
Connecticut Clothing Co.
Bates & Lindsey
Putnam, Conn.
Southbridge, Mass.
Racine, Wisconsin, USA

1920 - ARTIST LOSES BRIDE IN STORM ON LAKE. Former Anna Mitchell, Painter, of this City, Washed from Motor Boat Off Racine.
CHAINED TO CENTREBOARD

Husband, Whose First Wife Way Elizabeth Flynn, Sought Thus to Save Her.

Special to the New York Times.

CHICAGO, Sept. 12. - A thrilling story of having clung to his... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1920
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

1938 - SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK. THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, today when a New York-Houston bus and a truck-trailer collided almost head-on on a rain-swept... Read MORE...

Northwest Arkansas Times -  Fayetteville, Arkansas -  September 13, 1938
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Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

1938 - SEVEN KILLED AT CHARLTON AS BUS AND TRUCK COLLIDE. TWO OF MANY INJURED IN PASSENGER VEHICLE MAY DIE - MACHINES, ONE HAULING STEAMSHOVEL, MEET HEAD-ON.
Charlton, Sept. 13 (INS) - Head-on collision between a bus bound from New York to Boston, and a big trailer truck brought death today to seven persons and sent 14 to the hospital, four injured... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  September 13, 1938
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Condemned property burns
Benning W. De La Mater
Wednesday, September 13 PITTSFIELD - A blaze that drew dozens of firefighters and nearly 100 spectators to an abandoned house on Columbus Avenue burned into the night... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 13, 2006
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1861  September 13 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

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1921  September 13 – White Castle hamburger restaurant opens in Wichita, Kansas, the foundation of the world's first fast food chain.

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Quebec - Did you know? In Quebec, it is regarded unlucky to present a gift of 13 flowers. Avoid giving chrysanthemums and...Read MORE...



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N. Center Street, looking north from Park, Corry, Pa.

1890s
The Woolson Spice Co.
Toledo, O.
Died September 13

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

1869 - Married 78 Years

Washington, DC, USA

1861 - ACCIDENT ON THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
The passenger train which left Washington at a quarter to seven o'clock, yesterday morning, for this city, met with an accident just after starting out, by which it was detained for over two hours... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Press -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 11, 1861
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1942 advertisement

Reymond's is good Bread
Enriched with Vitamin -B, and other Vitamin B factors

Naugatuck Daily News
Naugatuck, Connecticut
July 2, 1942
St Joseph, Missouri, USA

1861 - DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE.
Hudson, Mo., Sept. 6.
ABE HAGER, P. M. on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, furnishes to the St. Louis Democrat the following account of a diabolical outrage on that road, on the 4th... Read MORE...

Grant County Herald -  Lancaster, Wisconsin -  September 11, 1861
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Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1869 - Married 78 Years
At Smithfield, R.I., Jonathan Buxton, aged 102 years, is living with his wife Saloma, aged 101. This pair of nuptial century-plants have flourished side by side for 78 years, and have nine children... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 11, 1869
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Monroe, Michigan, USA

1880 - Fourteen years ago J. M. Sterling, of Monroe Mich., placed two gateposts of white oak in front of his residence.
When they were set, he bored into the top of each, with an inch and a half auger, a hole three inches deep, filled it with common salt, tightly plugged it, and capped the posts. A recent examination... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 11, 1880
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Carbondale, Illinois, USA

1889 - FIVE THRASHERS KILLED. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION OF A BOILER HALF A MILE FROM CARBONDALE, ILL.
Carbondale, Ill., Sept. 10. - The engine of a steam thrashing machine owned by Tiggett and BIggs, exploded Monday, half a mile east of Carbondale, killing five men. The engine was blown to atoms.... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  September 11, 1889
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream Cheese - Put three pints of milk to a half pint of cream, warm and put in a little...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 12, 1882
Waterville, Maine, USA

1908 - C. O. JONES KILLED, HIS AIRSHIP BURNED - Aeronaut Dropped 500 Feet at Waterville, Me.
WIFE AND CHILD PRESENT
Bag of Dirigible Caught Fire and Machinery and Inventor Shot to Earth Before Crowd - Spark of Motor Caused Disaster.

Waterville, Me. - In full view of 25,000 spectators on... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  September 11, 1908
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One Dollar
Name Suspenders
Sawyer & Wolf
Easthampton, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Rochester, New Hampshire, USA

1936 - ORIGIN OF $100,000 BLAZE AT ROCHESTER STILL UNDETERMINED. FIREMEN INJURED FIGHTING STUBBORN BLAZE THAT GUTTED MICHAEL BLOCK.
Rochester, Sept. 11 - Still undetermined is the origin of a fire which early yesterday morning caused damage estimated at $100,000 to the MICHAEL block, drove seven persons into the street and... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  September 11, 1936
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1960  September 11 - Hurricane Donna produced wind gusts to 121 mph at Charleston SC.

The Weather Channel

2001  September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks



America - Did you know? (Alaska) Juneau"s gold made prospector Joe Junea wealthy, but he felt that he had to spend all his...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take ...Read MORE...



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Visit Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia!

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Miltons Old Spain, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

1890s C. G. Conn
Wonder Band Instruments
Worcester, Mass.
Elkhart, Ind.
Died September 11

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

1860 - Sea "Monsters"

Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

1838 - FIRE AT BROOKLINE.
On Sunday, between the hours of worship, the house owned and occupied by Capt. Benj. Bradlee, on the Worcester turnpike, in Brookline, with all the outbuildings, excepting the barn, were totally... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  September 7, 1838
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1868 advertisement

Herring & Leyden
Clothing House

The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
July 5, 1868
Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury)

1860 - Sea "Monsters"
[Yes, this is an actual newspaper article from 1860 - unbelievable!]

A fortnight since, there was a very remarkable scene in a creek close by the sea at Duxbury, Mass., between Plymouth and... Read MORE...

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New London Daily Chronicle -  New London, Connecticut -  September 7, 1860
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Hingham, Massachusetts, USA

1865 - ANOTHER RAILWAY MURDER.
Boston, September 1.

Yesterday afternoon, at one o'clock, a stage coach, with a party of twelve ladies and gentlemen, neighbors, was on its way from Lovell's Corner, South Weymouth, where they all ... Read MORE...

Mexico Independent -  Mexico, New York -  September 7, 1865
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1871 - Preserving the Flavor of Butter
The German Agriculturalist says that a great portion of the fine flavor of fresh butter is destroyed by the usual mode of washing and he recommends a thorough kneading for the removal of the... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 7, 1871
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1902 - WRECK OF BIGGEST BALLOON.
The remarkable ascent of "Big Glory", the largest balloon ever built, sent up from Denver, Col., Monday, resulted in the wreck of the machine and the narrow escape from death of its three occupants. ... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  September 7, 1902
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1920 - THREE KILLED BY ROCKS IN CAVE OF THE WINDS.
Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sept. 6. - Two women and a man were crushed to death and two men were injured this afternoon when a slide of shale rock forced out a bridge leading to one of the stairways in the ... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  September 7, 1920
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Stamped Shawknit on the Toe
Knitted to the Shape of the Human Foot

Shaw Stocking Co., Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
1942 - YOUNG ARVADA GIRL IS KILLED.
Denver, Sept. 7. - A frightened horse bolted into the side of a moving tramway car today, killing the 15 year old rider, JANET LaMOURE of Arvada.

Ned B. McGuire, operator of a Denver to Golden... Read MORE...

Greeley Daily Times -  Greeley, Colorado -  September 7, 1942
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1943 - REPORT 150 DEAD IN WRECKED TRAIN.
Philadelphia, Sept. 6 (AP) - One hundred and fifty persons were reported killed and more than 90 injured in the wreck of the Congressional Limited, fastest train of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in... Read MORE...

Amarillo Daily News -  Amarillo, Texas -  September 7, 1943
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1943  September 7 – Gulf Hotel fire: A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55.

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March 3, 1931 - The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Quebec - Did you know? The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses...Read MORE...



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Visit Brutus, New York, USA (Weedsport)!

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First M.E. Church and Parsonage, Weedsport, N.Y.

"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Died September 7

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service

Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service
During the morning service at the Unitarian Church, in Leominster, Mass., on a recent Sunday, a lady went into a fit. Two other ladies immediately fainted, and before these were all disposed of, a... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1869
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"Security" Nipple

Tyer Rubber Co., Andover, Mass.

Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Damariscotta, Maine, USA

1870 - Fire at Damariscotta Mills, Me.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 3. - A saw-mill, foundry, match-factory, blacksmith-shop, dry-house, storehouse and some lumber, at Damariscotta Mills, were destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1870
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Richmond, Maine, USA

1871 - Thirteen Dwellings and Stores Burned in Richmond, Me.--Ladies at the Fire Engines.
AUGUSTA, Me., Sept. 3. - A fire in Richmond, Me., on Sunday morning, destroyed some thirteen dwellings and stores on the south side of Maine and on White and Church streets. The fire broke out about... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1871
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu├ębec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

1876 - PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN - SIX HUNDRED BUILDINGS IN ST. HYACINTHE, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, BURNED -LOSS ESTIMATED AT $2,000,000.
ST. HYACINTHE, Sept. 3. - A fire broke out in the western end of this city at 1:30 P. M. to-day, and , fanned by a high wind, soon totally swept the lower part of the city out of existence. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1876
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1879  Laughed to Death

Mary Perry, aged seventy-four, of Springport, New York, sat at tea with some friends. They were relating funny incidents, and Mrs. Perry became convulsed with laughter and fell back in her chair dead.

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Elkhart Review -  Indiana -  September 4, 1879
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hot Cross Buns - Take two cups of milk, three of sugar, two eggs, half teaspoonful soda,...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880
Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

1880 - Best Butter Cow
The Jersey Belle, owned by a Mr. Ellms, of Scituate, Mass., is claimed to be the best "butter cow" living. She is described as being a beautiful animal of a rich yellow fawn-color, diversified with... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1880
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$9.00 Fur Colarets
E. Albrecht & Son, St. Paul, Minn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Greeley, Colorado, USA

1884 - A DREADFUL DEATH Ten Roustabouts Connected with the Anglo-American Circus Perish in the Flames.
CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS OF THE MANAGERS.
On the morning of the 29th as the Anglo-American circus train on the way from Fort Collins to Greeley, reached a point about ten miles west of Greeley, a... Read MORE...

Alamosa Journal -  Colorado -  September 4, 1884
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

No lady should drink wine at dinner. Even if her head is strong enough to bear it, she will find...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
Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

1899 - KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING. TROLLEY CAR RUN DOWN, ONE LIFE LOST, 15 SEVERELY AND 15 SLIGHTLY INJURED.
Camden, N. J., Sept. 8. - A bad grade crossing accident at Gloucester City this evening resulted in one death, the severe injury of fifteen persons, and the slight injury of fifteen others, all... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1899
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1902 - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES DEATH FROM AN ELECTRIC CAR WHICH RUNS DOWN HIS CARRIAGE AND KILLS SECRET SERVICE AGENT.
EXECUTIVE CAUGHT IN WRECK AND BRUISED.

BRAVE GUARD AND THE DRIVER ARE MANGLED.

SECRETARY CORTELYOU ALSO RECEIVES INJURIES.

Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3. - The President of the United States... Read MORE...

San Francisco Call -  San Francisco, California -  September 4, 1902
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - Boy May Die From Burns
Lighting a match to find the stopper of a backyard gasoline tank nearly cost Charles Durgin, 12, of 171 Sherman street, Cambridge, his life last night. He was saved from burning to death by William... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911
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Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - Auto Accident
Four year old Daniel Dhooge ran from his home on Glen Cove place, Quincy, yesterday afternoon out on to the street, directly in the path of an automobile. The machine struck him and knocked him down. ... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911
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1963 - TORNADO IN ST. MARY'S.
St. Mary's, Pa. (UPI) - The two men pulled their car off the highway to watch the storm clouds gather.

"Suddenly we saw the twister," explained Tom Hauber. "It looked to be about 15 feet wide at... Read MORE...

The Valley Independent -  Monessen, Pennsylvania -  September 4, 1963
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1882  September 4 - Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

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1886  September 4 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

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1889  The Spring Lake reservoir, near Fiskville, in the southwest corner of Cranston, about 15 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, which supplies a whole row of mill villages, burst.
Three persons were drowned and some damage done.

The Indiana Progress
Indiana, Pennsylvania

1894  September 4 – In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.

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1923  September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), takes to the sky for the first time.

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July 4, 1776: Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Quebec - Did you know? An old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Santa Clara College, Santa Clara, Cal.

"The first two colleges in California were founded at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, both in the small agricultural town of Santa Clara. Less than a year after California was granted statehood, Santa Clara College, forerunner of Santa Clara University, was the first to open its doors to students and thus is considered the state’s oldest operating institution of higher education. Shortly after Santa Clara began instruction, the Methodist-run California Wesleyan College received a charter from the State Superior Court on July 10, 1851—the first granted in California—and it began enrolling students in May of the following year. Santa Clara’s Jesuit founders lacked the $20,000 endowment required for a charter, which was eventually accumulated and a charter granted on April 28, 1855. Santa Clara bears the distinction of awarding California’s first bachelor's degree, bestowed upon Thomas I. Bergin in 1857, as well as its first graduate degree granted two years later." wikipedia

1909 Advertisments

Dressmaking and Plain Sewing
Mary A. Tilton, Kensington, N.H.

Maple Grove Farm
Kensington, N.H.

F. A. Mace, Dealer in Milk, Cream and Farm Produce
Kensington, N.H.

Maple Shade Farm
Kensington, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Died September 4

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