Monday, December 2, 2019

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone

Omo Dress Shield
The Omo Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ct.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Pownal, Vermont, USA

1864 - Train Accident
James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was run over and instantly killed by an evening train,... Read MORE...

The Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  December 2, 1864

North Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1871 - Mill Fire
The Grey-stone mills in North Providence, Rhode Island, owned by R. W. Cady, and run by Zebulon Whipple, was burned yesterday morning. The insurance was thirty thousand dollars on the mill and... Read MORE...

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  December 2, 1871

Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA (Cotuit) (Centreville) (Hyannis) (Osterville) (West Barnstable) (Marston's Mills)

1871  A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass.,

and carefully let down a piece of meat covered with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterwards found that the bait had been lowered into the pork barrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 2, 1871

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Green Corn Pudding - Grate a dozen ears of corn; season with a teaspoonful of white pepper;...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 28, 1881
1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest... Read MORE...

Democrat and Chronicle -  Rochester, New York -  December 2, 1876

Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1892 - An Opera House Burned.
NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which consists of hand and a bucket brigade, could... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 2, 1892

1816  December 2 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

1871  Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1927  December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

America - Did you know? Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women...Read MORE...

Quebec - Did you know? French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a...Read MORE...

Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (
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Visit West Gardiner, Maine, USA!

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

The Hazzards, Cobbosseecontee Stream, near Pleasant Pond, West Gardiner, Maine

Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
August 1898
Died December 2