Saturday, April 11, 2020

1834 - Unusual Murder

L'Assomption, Qu├ębec, Canada (St-Pierre-du-Portage)

1834 - Unusual Murder
A murder of the most barbarous nature was lately committed at L'Assomption under unusual circumstances. Two brothers, Raymond and Oliver Brien dit Dessochers were enamored of and paying their... Read MORE...

Southern Patriot -  South Carolina -  April 11, 1834

"Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine Trawlers. DESCO (Diesel Engine Sales Company), in particular, built trawlers in such prodigious quantities for the world market that their motto became "The Sun Never Sets on a DESCO Boat." " LAMP/ Hertiage_Boatbuilding/ Boatbuilding_History

Found at St Augustine Lighthouse

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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Apple Omelet - Separate four eggs; beat the whites to a very stiff froth; then add the yolks ...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1898
1868 - Sixty thousand Chinamen live in California.
Of these, about 10,000 are employed on the Central Pacific Railroad, and 4,000 manage to find work in San Francisco. The mines give employment to a large number, and the rest are scattered throughout ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 11, 1868

Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

New Haven, April 10. - At an early hour this morning the west end of the Ansonia Hotel, Ansonia, Conn., was found to be on fire. The building was of wood and five stories high. W. H. DAYTON, the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 11, 1883

Wayland, Massachusetts, USA

Freight Train Ran Into Open Switch on Boston and Maine Railroad.

WAYLAND, Mass., April 10. - A freight train over the Massachusetts Central Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad, which ran... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 11, 1902

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

1905 - Minister to Korea
Edwin Morgan, the newly appointed minister to Korea, was at the State Department this morning getting his final instructions. He will leave tomorrow to visit his home at Aurora, New York, and expects ... Read MORE...

Alexandria Gazette -  Alexandria, Virginia -  April 11, 1905

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
Ames, Iowa, USA

Ames, Iowa, April 11. - Eighty-one Iowa State College co-eds who lost their wardrobes and books when Margaret Hall, ornate women's dormitory, burned Saturday were housed temporarily in other halls... Read MORE...

The Daily Mail -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  April 11, 1938

1868  The citizens of Wenham, Mass., have resolved that no bees shall be kept in that town.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  The manufacture of cotton batting will soon be commenced in Aurora, Ill., by a party from the East.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  The LaCrosse (Wis.) Republican reports that in all parts of that city new buildings are being erected, and enumerates a large number that are being built.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  The Legislature of Massachusetts, during its late session, incorporated twenty-five manufacturing companies, with an aggregate capital of $4,375,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? 1838 - More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians are forced to march from Georgia to Indian Territory in...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? Between 1714 and 1754, approximately 4,500 immigrants settled in New France. They included...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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Bergen Avenue

Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs.

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Died April 11