Saturday, June 13, 2020

1820 - Vessels Captured

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1820 - Vessels Captured
Three vessels belonging to Bristol, Rhode Island, have been captured by the British Brig Thistle, all with full cargoes of slaves, and sent to Sierra Leone. We regret that they were not captured by... Read MORE...
Carlisle Republican -  Pennsylvania -  June 13, 1820

Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes

Visit Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)!

Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA

1868  Hon. Horace Greeley's $200 premium for the township of more than fifty dwellings

which should have at least two good grapevines planted on each homestead, has been won by Sunderland, Mass., and a second premium of $100 by Vineland, N. J.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 13, 1868

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Pumpkin - Peel a small, tender pumpkin; cut it in slices half an inch thick and two...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1898 - TORNADO AT OGDENSBURG. An Elevator Unroofed and 820,000 Bushels of Grain Damaged - A Railroad Damaged.
OGDENSBURG, N. Y., June 12. - A violent tornado, accompanied by rain, struck this city at 7 o'clock this evening, and did immense damage along the docks and the railroad yards. The storm approached... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 13, 1898

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1911 - Lightning Started Fire
Raleigh, N. C. June 12. - The business section of Apex, this county, was swept away by fire today. Seven stores and the two banks were destroyed. Lightning striking a restaurant started the fire. The ... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  June 13, 1911

Westport, Connecticut, USA

1912 - Train Wreck
Another disastrous wreck on the New Haven Road was on Oct. 4, 1912, when the Boston Express was smashed at the Westport (Conn.) crossover, killing nine persons and injuring twenty. The new Haven... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 13, 1913

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid carefully any allusion to the age or personal defects of your companion, or any one who may...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
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Score Injured as Second Section Smashes Into First at Stamford.
Victims in Chair Car Skylark Swept to Death or Injury Without Warning.
He Was...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 13, 1913

1868  6,000 Employed
About six thousand inhabitants of Taunton, Mass., are employed in its thirty factories, and there are $6,000,000 of capital invested therein.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Built on Made Land
San Francisco is so largely built on made land that the timbers of old wharves were recently exhumed half a mile from the present water front.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Glass Factory
Corning, N.Y., expects to have a glass factory, which will give employment to 200 workmen.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1900  Blacksmith Shop Burns
S. L. Griffith’s blacksmith shop at Danby burned Monday morning. The cause of the fire is not known.

St Albans Daily Messenger
St Albans, Vermont

 America - Did you know? 1773: Boston Tea Party: Group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in ...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number,...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
 Picture of the Day

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

Long Drawbridge, Hudson River at Albany

1884 Grover Cleveland campaign poster

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