Friday, February 7, 2020

1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

Montpelier, Vermont, USA

1857 - Fires. BURNING OF THE VERMONT CAPITOL BUILDING.
MONTPELIER, Vt., Tuesday, Jan. 6. - 8 P.M.
The Vermont Capitol building is now on fire, with no hope of saving the entire edifice from destruction. The capacious dome is enveloped in flames, and the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 7, 1857
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Cresta Gold Rum
Bennett Distilling Co., San Francisco, California

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Geneva, New York, USA

1871 - Large Fire in Geneva - A Large Flouring-Mill, Elevator and Malt-House, the Canal Collector's Office and Other Buildings Destroyed - Twelve Horses Burned to Death - Loss Over $100,000 - Insurance $76,250.
ROCHESTER, Feb. 6. - The Democrat of this morning gives from a correspondent an account of a disastrous fire which occurred in the town of Geneva early on Saturday morning. The fire was first... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 7, 1871
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Warren, Massachusetts, USA

1874 - ACCIDENT TO THE "FAST TRAIN."
The New York and Boston Lightning Express off the Track Near West Warren, Mass. - No One Injured - Collision at the Scene of Accident - Trains Long Delayed.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 6. - Every car ... Read MORE...

Hartford Daily Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  February 7, 1874
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1879 - ALMSHOUSE FIRE.
Louisville, Ky. - The Louisville, Ky., Almshouse, located five miles south of the city, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 31st.
There were 340 inmates, a large number of whom were old,... Read MORE...

Iola Register -  Kansas -  February 7, 1879
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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
Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1881 - 4 Drowned
At Fall River, Mass., yesterday, Wm. Law, a spinner, age 39, and Samuel Varley, a weaver, aged 30, were dragging their sons, John H. Law,a ged 5, and Henry Varley, aged 8, on sleds on the ice, when... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  February 7, 1881
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Fine Special Liquor
Blackstone
A Blend of Straight Whiskey
Jos. S. Finch & Co., Inc.
Schenley, Pa.

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1882 - Tree of Life
A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this he makes the sign of the cross on patients. He has ... Read MORE...

Daily Charlotte Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  February 7, 1882
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Bristol, Connecticut, USA

1896 - DUMPED INTO A RIVER. Men Working on a Bridge Engulfed by a Raging Torrent.
Eleven Out of Twenty Reported to Be Drowned.
Carried Down Pequabuck River and Lost In the Darkness.

Bristol, Conn., Feb. 7 - A most appalling disaster occurred here shortly after 9 o'clock last... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  February 7, 1896
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
THE STORY OF THE BURNING OF BALTIMORE

All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904, just 39 days after the Iroquois theater horror, by another sickening visitation of the fire fiend.... Read MORE...

February 7, 1904
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you ...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
1861 February 7, 1861 - The temperature at Gouverneur, NY, bottomed out at -40 degrees, a drop of 70 degrees in one day. Two days later the mercury hit 55 degrees.

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1924  February 7 - Capital punishment: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.

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America - Did you know? 1774: First Continental Congressmeets in Philadelphia, with 56 delegates representing every colony...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? In New France, begging is forbidden, as it encourages laziness and idleness. New France suffered a...Read MORE...



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Visit Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA (Rexhame) (East Marshfield)!

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


The Original Daniel Webster House, 1869, Marshfield, Mass.

Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died February 7

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