Saturday, June 6, 2020

1854 - Destruction of a Cotton Bleachery by Fire - Serious Freaks of an Elephant

The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
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W. R. Peck
Chemist & Druggist
203 S. Madison St.
Peoria, Ill.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

Five yearlings, belonging to Mr. D. A. Bulkley, of Williamstown, were killed by lightning, on Monday morning, the 27th ult. They were standing in different places, from ten to forty feet from a tree, ... Read MORE...

The Semi-Weekly Eagle -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  June 6, 1850

Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1854 - Destruction of a Cotton Bleachery by Fire - Serious Freaks of an Elephant.
PROVIDENCE, Monday, June 5, The Bleachery at Scott's Pond, Smithfield, belonging to W. P. SAYLES, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock this morning. The buildings were insured for $18,500 in this... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1854

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1854 - Destructive Fire at Alexandria.
WASHINGTON, Monday, June 5. The provision stores of Mr. Hone and Messrs. Masters & Son, on Union-street, Alexandria, were destroyed by fire this morning. Hone had 3,000 barrels of flour and a large... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1854

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Artichoke Soup - Take four medium-sized fresh artichokes; wash, boil until tender,...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

1862 - Anti-Slavery Meeting
GARDNER, MASS. - An Anti-Slavery Meeting will be held in Gardner and South Gardner, on Sunday, Jun 9th, to commence at half-past, 10 o'clock, A. M. Friends of liberty and their country are, one and... Read MORE...
Liberator -  Massachusetts -  June 6, 1862

Rhea, Smalley & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.

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Troy, New York, USA

Troy, N.Y., Saturday, May 5.
About 8 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, and in an hour the building was burned to the ground, with a portion of its contents.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1866

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lackawanna)

1868 - Explosion
An explosion occurred at the powder works near Scranton, Pa., recently severely burning a Mr. George Smith, an employe in the works. Twenty-two and a half kegs of powder went up, taking the roof of... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 6, 1868

 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
1816  The temperature reached 92 degrees at Salem MA during an early heat wave, but then plunged 49 degrees in 24 hours to commence the famous year without a summer .

1844  June 6 – George Williams founds the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in London.

1868  A female financier in Portsmouth, N. H., recently had her trunk robbed in Boston of one hundred and twenty shares of bank stock of nearly $7,000 value,
and knew nothing about it until the stock had been sold in New York.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  100th Birthday
Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Pittsfield, Mass., who has been a widow seventy-five years, celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary recently.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe"s novel, Uncle Tom"s Cabin is published. It becomes one of the most...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Wynnton School

Jos. A. Morrison
Dealer in Gold & Silver Watches,
Fine Jewelry,
Silver and Plated Ware, Clocks, Spectacles, Eye Glasses, &c,
Main St., Pittsfield, Me.

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