Monday, December 21, 2020

1857 - A Snake on Ice

Brandenburg, Kentucky, USA

1870 - Huge Fire
The entire business portion of Brandenburg, Meade county, Ky, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 22d. Only three business houses are left in the place. Loss estimated at $100,000; insurance, ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 21, 1870

1909 ad
Atherton-Byard Furniture Co.
16 Washington Sq., Haverhill, Mass.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909

Visit Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)!

Memphis, Tennessee, USA

1866 - Fire
Memphis, Dec. 19. - A fire broke out in the basement of Joseph Speet's confectionery, Madison street, at three o'clock this morning, resulting in an appalling disaster. Sixteen persons sleeping in... Read MORE...

Titusville Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  December 21, 1866

Akron, Ohio, USA

Akron, O., Dec. 21. - The main building of Buchtel college, including all the laboratories, library, men's and women's dormitories, was burned to the ground. The fire started in the men's dormitory,... Read MORE...

The Daily Herald -  Delphos, Ohio -  December 21, 1899

Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) (Saxton's River)

1852  Fire at Bellows Falls, Vermont.

SPRINGFIELD, Monday, Dec. 20. The Valley Hotel at Bellows Falls, Vermont was destroyed by fire early this morning. The inmates barely escaped with their lives.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 21, 1852

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1857 - A Snake on Ice
A black snake, four or five feet long, the other day attempted to cross a pond in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the ice, but the progress made by his snakeship over the cold, glassy surface was so... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  December 21, 1857

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881
Tucson, Arizona, USA

1970 - Police Charge Hotel Fire Deaths to 16-Year-Old Boy - AT LEAST 28 DIED.
Associated Press Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Juvenile Court petitions alleging felony homicide and arson were filed today against a 16-year-old youth in a $2.5 million fire which... Read MORE...

The Yuma Daily Sun -  Yuma, Arizona -  December 21, 1970

 America - Did you know? In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to...Read MORE...

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

 Quebec - Did you know? In Quebec, it is regarded unlucky to present a gift of 13 flowers. Avoid giving chrysanthemums and...Read MORE...

French-Canadian Culture ( /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)
 Picture of the Day

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In the Surf, Galveston, Texas

1900 advertisement
What Shall We Have for Dessert?

Lewiston Journal
Lewiston, Maine
October 1, 1900

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