Friday, September 4, 2020

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service

Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Made in Lynn, MA

Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. Although Pinkham's Vegetable Compound sold well to the general public, it was regarded by health experts as quackery... wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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St. Mary's, Pa. (UPI) - The two men pulled their car off the highway to watch the storm clouds gather.

"Suddenly we saw the twister," explained Tom Hauber. "It looked to be about 15 feet wide at... Read MORE...

The Valley Independent -  Monessen, Pennsylvania -  September 4, 1963

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy - First secure old-fashioned New Orleans molasses. This is far...Read MORE...

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

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service
During the morning service at the Unitarian Church, in Leominster, Mass., on a recent Sunday, a lady went into a fit. Two other ladies immediately fainted, and before these were all disposed of, a... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1869

Robert J. MacConnell Dairy bottlecap

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Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

1880 - Best Butter Cow
The Jersey Belle, owned by a Mr. Ellms, of Scituate, Mass., is claimed to be the best "butter cow" living. She is described as being a beautiful animal of a rich yellow fawn-color, diversified with... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1880

Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

Camden, N. J., Sept. 8. - A bad grade crossing accident at Gloucester City this evening resulted in one death, the severe injury of fifteen persons, and the slight injury of fifteen others, all... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1899

Damariscotta, Maine, USA

1870 - Fire at Damariscotta Mills, Me.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 3. - A saw-mill, foundry, match-factory, blacksmith-shop, dry-house, storehouse and some lumber, at Damariscotta Mills, were destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1870

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - Boy May Die From Burns
Lighting a match to find the stopper of a backyard gasoline tank nearly cost Charles Durgin, 12, of 171 Sherman street, Cambridge, his life last night. He was saved from burning to death by William... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911

1923  September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), takes to the sky for the first time.

1894  September 4 – In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.

1886  September 4 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

1882  September 4 - Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

 America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It"s perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such...Read MORE...

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

Visit Springfield, Illinois, USA!

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

Scene on Washington St.

Magiera's Dairy bottle cap

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