Friday, March 13, 2020

1907 - ICICLE CRUSHES TROLLEY. ACCIDENT AT NIAGARA FALLS KILLS ONE PERSON, HURTS OTHERS


Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

Visit , Indiana, USA!

Ithaca, New York, USA

1869  Cornell Gift

The entire gift of Ezra Cornell to the Cornell University, at Ithaca, N.Y., will amount to about $2,500,000. Ten years ago or so, Ez. could not pay his grocer's bill.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 13, 1869
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Calais, Maine, USA

1870 - Fire
CALAIS, Me., March 12. - This morning a fire broke out in the furniture store of Gillis & Gallagher. The stock and fixtures were entirely consumed. The loss is $5,000: insurance $2,000. The books and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 13, 1870
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Elgin, Illinois, USA

1880 - Suffrage Protection
Chicago, Ill., March 12, 1880

Judge Blodgett rendered an interesting decision to-day in the nature of advice to the United States Commissioner upon an election point.

At the recent municipal... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  March 13, 1880
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1898
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham) (North Ashburnham) (Ashburnham Depot)

1882 - Fire
Austin Whitney & Sons' morocco leather tannery at Ashburnham, Mass., was burned at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. A shed, an engine, and some stock were saved. The loss and issurance[sic] are unknown... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 13, 1882
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Mellwood Whisky
Kentucky Distilleries & Warehouse Co., Louisville, Kentucky

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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Revere, Massachusetts, USA (Revere Beach)

1899 - BLAZE AT BEACHMONT.
Revere, Mass., March 12. - Fire was discovered in two of the unoccupied two-story frame houses in the pier district, Beachmont, early Saturday morning. Although the department responded promptly,... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  March 13, 1899
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1907 - ICICLE CRUSHES TROLLEY. ACCIDENT AT NIAGARA FALLS KILLS ONE PERSON, HURTS OTHERS.
Special to The New York Times.

Niagara Falls, March 12. - An icicle that became detached from the high bank below the railway bridge at the Whirlpool Rapids this afternoon caused the death of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 13, 1907
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Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

1928 - TWO MEN ARE KILLED, ONE HURT IN EXPLOSION AT WESTINGHOUSE PLANT. CHIEF INSPECTOR JOHN T. SNYDER, SWATHMORE, FOREMAN WILLIAM C. COGLEY, PROSPECT PARK, VICTIMS OF TURBINE BLOW-UP - LIVES BLOTTED OUT DURING TEST OF FINISHED PRODUCT.
Two men were instantly killed and one injured by the explosion of a steam turbine in the erection shop of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing plant at Chester at 8 o'clock this morning. The... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  March 13, 1928
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1850 Wm. Cobb, who is now 80, has been Treasurer of the town of Warwick, Franklin Co. since 1809, save one year. He has now declined. He is postmaster of the town.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts

1869  There is now living in Marshfield, Mass., an aged couple who are enjoying their 75th year of married life. There are both well, and bid fair to celebrate their diamond wedding.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? June 15, 1800 - The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

 Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Visit Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) (West Duxbury)!

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


Duxbury, Mass. Town Square.

Perry Davis' cough medicine
New York, New York
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

Visit Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)!

Died March 13

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