Monday, May 11, 2020

1869 - THE PACIFIC RAILROAD. The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven. San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other. Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.


Sands' Patent Triple Motion White Mountain Freezers
Manufactured by the White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.


Visit Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)!

1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

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The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1869
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1877 - Diamond Hill Quarry Company
The Woonsocket Patriot says that the Diamond Hill Quarry Company of Cumberland, have made a contract with the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company to furnish all the stone for the abutments and piers of that... Read MORE...

Newport Daily News -  Newport, Rhode Island -  May 11, 1877
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Digestibility of Raisins - Yes, raisins are excellent,a nd quite digestible providing they...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1898
Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1887 - A TOWN SWEPT BY FIRE. EIGHTY BUILDINGS BURNED, INVOLVING A LOSS OF $300,000.
HANOVER, N. H., May 10. - The most destructive fire that Northern New Hampshire has ever known occurred in Lebanon this morning, breaking out in Mead, Mason & Co.'s furniture factory at 1 o'clock.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1887
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Twelve Bags Rogers & Hubbard's Corn Manure (No other manure) Used on this Field

Field of Wm. Wilder's, Norwell, Mass., which the neighbors say "largest that they ever saw." This field has not been cultivated for over 15 years and some of the ears weighted two pounds apiece at the time of harvest.

Visit Norwell, Massachusetts, USA (South Scituate)!

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

1895 - FIVE WERE DROWNED. SAD ACCIDENT NEAR FORT COLLINS.
A Party of Young People Lose Their Lives While Fishing by the Capsizing of a Boat - Father and One Child Escaped.

Denver, May 6. - A special to Fort Collins to the Republican gives details of a... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  Colorado -  May 11, 1895
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Millville, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - TWO BRIDGES DESTROYED BY FIRE. Narrow Escape of a Freight Train on a Massachusetts Railroad.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 10. - Two adjoining bridges across the Blackstone River about one mile south of Millville, Mass., on the main line of the New-England and Worcester Division of the New-York,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1896
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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

1916 - HISTORIC OLD HOTEL WRECKED BY FIRE. THE TOURETTE, AT BAYONNE, N. J., BADLY DAMAGED AND LODGERS LOSE VALUABLES. CUPOLA CRASHES DOWN.
PARTS OF THE STRUCTURE DATE BACK TO REVOLUTIONARY DAYS - DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $10,000.

The ancient Hotel La. Tourette at Bayonne Point, Bayonne, N. J., fronting the waters of the Kill van Kull,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1916
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1751  Founded on May 11, 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond, Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States.

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1752  May 11 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)

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1865  The milkmen of Syracuse, New York, have astonished the city by voluntarily reducing the price of milk to six cents a quart.

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Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts

 America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: In America, there are "Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE."

 Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians...Read MORE...



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Visit Roxton Falls, Qu├ębec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Roxton)!

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



The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad

Visit Waterbury, Connecticut, USA!

Died May 11

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