Wednesday, February 5, 2020

1848 - Justice?

Vergennes, Vermont, USA

The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same building, were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst., with most of the... Read MORE...

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel and Gazette  -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 5, 1846

Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

We have some further details relative to the accident in the coal mines at Carbondale, of which we gave a short account on Wednesday. The Wayne Co. Herald, published in the immediate vicinity,... Read MORE...

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel And Gazette -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 5, 1846

Chester, Massachusetts, USA

1848 - Justice?
A few days since, Edwin Austen, of Chester, Mass, ran away with the wife and two children of Edwin Wilcox, of the same place. The injured husband pursued the parties to New York, and had the... Read MORE...
Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1848

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1864 - Tons of Coal
There is a bed of coal near Portsmouth, Rhode Island, which is estimated to contain about forty millions of tons, and the opening of the new railroad to Newport will be likely to bring much activity... Read MORE...
Lowell Daily Citizen and News -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  February 5, 1864

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881

The Bakersfield Californian
Bakersfield, California
June 29, 1908
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
Carson City, Nevada, USA

1870 - California Roughs. By Mark Twain.
...Sam Brown, of Nevada, killed sixteen men in his time, and was journeying toward Esmeralda to kill a seventeenth, who had stopped the breath of a friend of his, when a party of law-abiding citizens ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 5, 1870

Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

The writer was personally cognizant of the history of this horrible railway disaster. He visited the scent of the wreck about day light on the morning of the accident; visited and conversed with the... Read MORE...

February 5, 1887

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A BOILER EXPLOSION - The Accident Occurs Just as a Crowd of Rhode Island Ice Harvesters Begin Work on Mashapang Pond.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 4 - A boiler exploded at the icehouses of Earl, Carpenter & Sons, at Mashapang Pond this morning. Four men were killed and sixteen other injured.

The Dead.

The dead...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1895

San Jose, California, USA

1898 - Buried Under Falling Rock. Almost a Fatal Accident at the Gay Quarry. Marshall Cantua and Percy A. Holloway Crushed Under a Mass of Broken Rock.
An accident occurred at the Gay Rock Quarry just south of Oak Hill Cemetery about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon which by the most miraculous circumstances did not prove fatal.

Marshall Cantua and...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  February 5, 1898

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Fire for a Time Threatened Business Section of the City.
Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 4. - The Town Hall, one of the finest buildings of its kind in the State, was totally ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1904

White Plains, New York, USA

1907 - WHITE PLAINS MOURNS VAMPS KILLED AT FIRE. Three Dead, One Dying as a Result of Sunday Night's Blaze. WARNED, BUT WORKED ON.
Volunteers Ignored Danger of Falling Wall and Crash Caught Them - Crowd Saw Accident.

White Plains was in mourning yesterday for three volunteer firemen who were killed as a result of a fire which ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 5, 1907

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 4. - Seven miners were killed to-night, and a dozen were injured in the wreck of a coal train on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway near Des Moines. The dead:
PETER...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  February 5, 1907

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale)

1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of the religious body known as the Holy Jumpers, a... Read MORE...

The Wichita Daily Eagle -  Wichita, Kansas -  February 5, 1908

1870  February 5 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia

1870  Samuel Richmond, of Randolph, Vt., gathered six hundred bushels of apples from his orchard last fall, and one tree of natural fruit yielded seventy-bushels. The same tree has averaged thirty-two bushels for the past three years.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  It is stated on high authority, of actual statistics, that the people of Vermont - a State almost exclusively devoted to agriculture -
hold more money and other property per capita than the people of any other State in the Union.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Iowa plants every year a forest of 5,000,000 trees. Within considerably less than half a dozen years, 25,000,000 forest trees have been planted, and are now growing in the Northwest.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Mrs. George Smith, of Townsend, Vt., has braided and sold the past year 1,000 straw hats.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A great demand is springing up in Hungary for Protestant Bibles and tracts.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1887  The great international bridge to be erected next summer of the rapids of Sault Ste. Marie will be 2,500 feet in length with 350 feet spans. It is to be ready for trains to pass over Jan. 1, 1888.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Advertising prescription drugs. That was the weirdest ...Read MORE...

Quebec - Did you know? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Picture of the Day

Visit Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA!

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

B. & M. Station, Stoneham, Mass.

Cowan's Swiss Milk Chocolate
The Cowan Co., Ltd., Toronto

St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904
Died February 5


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