Monday, November 9, 2020

The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.


Alkalol
Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1874 - November 9 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.
It was a hoax perpetrated by the New York Herald about a supposed breakout of animals from the Central Park Zoo on November 9, 1874.
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Superior, Wisconsin, USA

1907 - 600,000 BUSHELS OF GRAIN DESTROYED AT SUPERIOR - Great Northern Elevator Burns to Ground and Fire Also Does Further Damage - Total Loss Over Two Millions
SUPERIOR, Wis., Nov. 9. - Six hundred thousand bushels of grain, principally wheat, was destroyed early to-day, when the Great Northern elevator "A," one of the largest in the world, was burned to... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  November 9, 1907
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Elyria, Ohio, USA

1929 - FIVE KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION.
Elyria, Nov. 9 (INS) - Five workmen were killed and four seriously injured when a gas explosion damaged the plant of the Timm Spring Company, here this morning.

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The Van Wert Daily Bulletin -  Ohio -  November 9, 1929
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Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)

1905 - SERIOUSLY INJURED. MANY PASSENGERS HURT IN ACCIDENT ON NORTHERN PACIFIC.
Missoula, Mont., Nov. 9. - The Northern Pacific passenger train No. 94, eastbound, running thirty miles an hour, crashed into the rear of an eastbound freight two miles west of here today and a score ... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  November 9, 1905
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Bachelor"s Pudding - Beat up three eggs, flavor with essence of lemon and grated nutmeg, and ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1879 - Fatal Loss and Fire. Fire Persons Burned To Death In The Ruins Of A Candy Manufactory.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8. - A terrible disaster occurred at the corner of Second and Main Streets yesterday afternoon. Four brick three-story building occupied by Carle & Sons, cracker and candy... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 9, 1879
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Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs. http://www.herbmuseum.ca

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Gouverneur, New York, USA

1909 - BRAKEMAN KILLED IN A SMASHUP ON R. W. & O. DIVISION.
ARTHUR SMITH MEETS DEATH AND FIREMAN EDWARD BEALS IS PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED AS RESULT OF ACCIDENT NEAR GOUVERNEUR.

Gouverneur, Nov. 8. - One of the worst freight accidents in the history of this ... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  November 9, 1909
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Gardiner, Maine, USA

1869 - Schoolhouse Fire
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 8.
The Lyccum building, at Gardiner, used as the schoolhouse for the highschool, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 9, 1869
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1919  November 9 – Felix the Cat appears in Feline Follies, marking the first cartoon character to become popular.

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 America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? An old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Sacred Heart Church (Église du Sacré-Coeur)
144 Main St., Sturgeon Falls, ONTARIO
Established 1885

Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
Made in Paris, Tennessee

Edwin Wiley Grove (1850–1927) was a self-made millionaire most famous for his "Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic." In this chill tonic, which came out 1878, Grove found a way to bottle a quinine mixture that would eliminate the bitter taste. The tasteless chill tonic, which some claimed was not all that tasteless, was an improvement over taking straight quinine for fevers and chills caused by malaria. A sweet syrup and lemon flavor was added to Quinine, cinchonine and cinchonidine, which were the main ingredients in crystal form in the tonic. Some sources claim that by 1890 more bottles of Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic were sold than bottles of Coca-Cola. wikipedia

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