Monday, February 24, 2020

1874 - A Curious Clock

The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad

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East Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1871 - The Poisoning Case in East Windsor, Conn. - The Suspected Woman Bound Over for Trial.
HARTFORD, Feb, 23 - Mrs. ANN STILES, who was arrested on suspicion of being the person who sent the boxes of candy containing arsenic by mail to two families in East Windsor, was examined before... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 24, 1871

Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug)

1874 - A Curious Clock
A Thompson, Connecticut, clock company has shipped a curious clock to San Francisco, to be placed in the tower of the greatest hotel on the continent, where it will furnish the time for 500 dials,... Read MORE...

The Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  February 24, 1874

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Gingerbread - One cup of molasses, one teaspoon of soda, beaten milk and molasses till...Read MORE...

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

New Victoria Sewing Machines and Supplies
A. R. Acly, Jeweler, Afton, N.Y.

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Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

1893 - Train Wreck
GARDNER, Mass., Feb. 23. - A train on the Central Massachusetts Railroad, eastbound, left the track a mile east of Jeffersonville this morning. Two milk cars went down a ten-foot embankment, and were ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 24, 1893

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

A lady will always dress plainly when traveling. A gay dress, or finery of any sort, when in a...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
Chester, Vermont, USA

CHESTER, Vt., Feb. 23. - A big snowplow on the Central Vermont Railroad, pushed by two engines, left the rails and tumbled down an embankment two miles above Ludlow this morning. The snowplow was... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 24, 1893

1868  February 24 - 1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)

1872  Three young sons of Mr. Miller, of Sharon, Mass., were drowned in that town the other day, by breaking through the ice.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880 ire
At East Lyme, Conn. The woolen mill of the Atlantic Mills Co., at East Lyme, Ct., was burned Monday afternoon. Loss $50,000.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
St. Albans, Vermont

1885  February 24 - The Congregational church at Conway, Mass., was totally destroyed by fire last night. Loss, $12,000.

The Times
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1890  February 24 – Chicago is selected to host the Columbian Exposition

 America - Did you know? February 4, 1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected president of the United States in a...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? The chief festivities in New France occurred at Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter, and May Day. On...Read MORE...

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

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Soldiers' Monument and Town Hall, Easton Centre, Mass.

The Larkin Factories, Buffalo, N.Y.
Over Fifty Acres of Floor Space. Visitors Welcome.

The Larkin Company are the World's Largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are important Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from the Factory to Family, thus saving for customers the expenses and profits of wholesalers and retailers.

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