Saturday, October 17, 2020

1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.


1896 advertisement

The Betz
Turkish-Russian (folding) Medicated Vapor Bath
The Anderson Vapor Bath Co,
319 Seventh Street Northwest
Washington, D.C.

The Morning Times
Washington, District of Columbia
July 3, 1896

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

1868 - Concerning a monster vine which is growing near Santa Barbara, on the southern coast of California, the story is substantially as follows:
A Spanish girl, having ridden her mule a day's journey with a grape cane for a switch, took a fancy on her arrival home to stick it into the ground to see if it would grow. It did grow, and was... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 17, 1868
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Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

1912 - Damage at Corpus Christi.
Special To The News.

Corpus Christi, Tex., Oct. 16. - The hurricane flag which was raised in this city this morning by the local weather bureau was lowered tonight and no unusually great damage... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  October 17, 1912
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Coffee Cake - This is one of the best of plain cakes, and is very easily made. Take one cup...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880
Denver, Colorado, USA

1919 - SEVEN HURT IN COLLISION. HEAVY FIRE TRUCKS SMASH TOGETHER RACING TO FIRE. WRECK UNAVOIDABLE. WORST ACCIDENT OF ITS KIND IN DENVER IN MANY YEARS.
Denver, Colo. 11. - One young woman was probably fatally injured, six firemen were hurt, one seriously, and scores of bystanders had their lives endangered when two automobile fire trucks, traveling... Read MORE...

Casa Grande Dispatch -  Arizona -  October 17, 1919
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1892 advertisement

No Mosquitoes
Will Bite You!
If you use freely HARLOW'S 'COMFORT' for Sportsmen, Anglers, or others who frequent the woods at this season.
This has been used and approved for years. There is no better preparation in the market. Wholesale or retail.

N.S. Harlow
4 Smith Block
Bangor, Maine

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
Bangor, Maine
June 30, 1892

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1875 - FIRE IN WOONSOCKET, R. I.
About 1 o'clock yesterday morning an attempt was made to burn the mansion of George C. Bolton, in Woonsocket, R. I. A wood-box saturated with kerosene-oil was set on fire, but the smoke awakened a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 17, 1875
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Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.
QUEBEC, Tuesday, Oct. 16. The Mayor of Quebec issued a proclamation yesterday morning for a meeting to be held last evening, to devise means to assist the sufferers by the great fire. A more numerous ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 17, 1866
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1882  Sojourner Truth, who is at least 108 years old, lectured in Decatur, Michigan, the other evening, and devoted the proceeds to aid the woman suffrage campaign in Nebraska.
Her voice is weak, but her sentences are full of life and vigor.

The Wellsboro Gazette
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

1933  October 17 – Scientist Albert Einstein arrives in the United States where he settles permanently as a refugee from Nazi Germany and takes up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

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1777  October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

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 America - Did you know? 1786: Shays"s Rebellion erupts - Farmers from New Hampshire to South Carolina take up arms to...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? Throughout the 17th century, France tamed and populated its new colonies across the ocean with the...Read MORE...



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Visit Barnard, Vermont, USA!

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


Birds Eye View, Barnard, VT.

Weedsport Skirt & Dress Co. 1887 advertisement

Security Corset.
Elegance, Comfort, Economy, Durability
Manufactured by Weedsport Shirt & Dress, Co.
Weedsport, N.Y.




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Died October 17

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