Monday, January 18, 2021

1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors


F. Dickman, Butcher and Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco...
Cor. Smith and D Streets
Virginia City, Nevada

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The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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Southwick, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - OLD APPLE TREES. - The New England Homestead says:
An old apple tree, more than a hundred years old, is standing on the farm of L. A. Lamson, Southwick, which produced apples for more than seven barrels of cider, last year. This tree is fifteen feet... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 20, 1872
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1909 - FIRE WIPES OUT A LANDMARK.
Parkinson's in Whitehall Street Destroyed and Several Persons Burned.

An aged scrubwoman was seriously burned and three men, one a fireman, were slightly injured yesterday in a fire which... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 20, 1909
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (Westport Point)

1864 - A LONG ABSENCE
Nathaniel Woodell, of Westport, Massachusetts, who mysteriously disappeared in 1816, has returned after an absence of forty seven and a half years looking hale and rugged though more than eighty... Read MORE...

Semi-Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  January 20, 1864
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Spencer, Massachusetts, USA

1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
Elias Howe, inventor of the modern sewing machine; born at Spencer, Massachusetts, in 1819; died in 1867; machinist; sewing machine patented in 1846. From that time to 1854 his priority was... Read MORE...

The Daily Republican -  Monogahela, Pennsylvania -  January 20, 1885
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pie Crust Shortened with Beans - Boil white beans until soft, rub through a sieve and mix as ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 29, 1881

Hatch Bros., Dealers in Game, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Family Groceries and California Produce
20 C Street
Between Union and Taylor
Virginia, Nevada

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
1954 January 20, 1954 - The temperature at Rogers Pass, MT, plunged to 70 degrees below zero to establish a new record for the continental U.S.

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International Hotel, (Open day and night), Corner C, Union & B Streets, Virginia, Nevada
The Best Hotel in Nevada

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1868 - There are over 1,500,000 old maids in England and Wales...

Dearborn, Michigan, USA

1944 - 3 STUDENTS ARE KILLED IN BUS ACCIDENT.
Detroit - (AP) - Three high school students were killed and 57 persons were injured, six critically, when an overloaded bus yesterday sideswiped an automobile and crashed into a tree on Ford Road in... Read MORE...

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune -  Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin -  January 18, 1944
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When Baby is About to Walk
Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

R. H. Golden
South Norwalk, Conn.

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May 1898

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Richmond, Virginia, USA

January 18, 1857 - A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard.
Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward. Great drifts of snow blocked... Read MORE...

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1868 - There are over 1,500,000 old maids in England and Wales.
Sad to say, one third of the number cannot hope to marry, as there are note enough men to go round. Of every 100 women in England, 58 are wives, 39 are spinsters, and 3 are widows. The old maids are... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 18, 1868
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1976 - Blast Destroys Aerosol Plant
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - "When I got to the window, there was no wall left. It just blew me right through," said Norman Brule.

Brule was one of at least 27 persons working in the Peterson-Puritan... Read MORE...

Idaho State Journal -  Pocatello, Idaho -  January 18, 1976
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Strawberry Sponge Cake - Beat the yolks of six eggs with half a pound of powderes sugar...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1898
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1644 - January 18 - Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
"...Massachusetts Bay Colony founder John Winthrop detailed instances of unidentified flying objects in the heavens above seventeenth-century Boston in the first recorded UFO sightings in... Read MORE...

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Silver Plate
Wm. Rogers, Eagle Brand
Made only by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, Conn.

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July 1898

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Rome, New York, USA

1952 - ICE ON WINGS SEEN AS POSSIBLE CAUSE OF FATAL BOMBER CRASH AT ROME FIELD. 2 KILLED, 5 INJURED IN LANDING. AIR FORCE STARTS INVESTIGATION.
Rome, N.Y. - Investigation of yesterday's B-17 plane crash at Mohawk Acres at the northeastern edge of the city is being carried on today by an investigation board composed of officers from Griffiss... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  January 18, 1952
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Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

1916 - Narrow Escape In Courthouse Fire For Jury Members. Biloxians on Collins Murder Jury Tell of Narrow Escape at Gulf Port This Morning. Judge Gleason Loses Coat At Courthouse.
Is Awakened by Smoke About 12:30 o’clock This Morning, but is Unaware of Danger and Turns Over for Second Nap-Jury Saves Records.

Biloxi, January 18. Members of the jury in the case of Ben... Read MORE...

The Daily Herald -  Gulfport, Mississippi -  January 18, 1916
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA (Tiverton, Massachusetts)

1833 - Horrid Outrage and Murder
Some time, in December last, a young female named Sarah M. Cornell, was found dead, hanging by the neck by means of a small cord fastened to a stake in a fence enclosing a stock of hay, in Tiverton,... Read MORE...

The North-Carolina Star -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  January 18, 1833
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting...Read MORE...



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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1873 - French Count
The French Count that married the belle of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who nursed him through the small-pox, has quite recovered, and will soon be strong enough to wave the napkin, strop the razor and... Read MORE...

The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  January 18, 1873
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1868  Water is sold at fifteen cents a barrel to the housekeepers of Olean, N. Y.


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The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

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May 1898

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

1900 - GREAT FIRE AT DAWSON. Part of the Business Portion of the City Destroyed - Great Suffering Likely to Follow.


Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
Made in New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

1900 - GREAT FIRE AT DAWSON.
Part of the Business Portion of the City Destroyed - Great Suffering Likely to Follow.

SEATTLE, Washington, Jan. 16. - The steamer Danube at Victoria, from Skagway, brings news that a large part... Read MORE...

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Oswego, New York, USA

1888 - COASTING ACCIDENT - A "Bob" Running at the Rate of Seventy-five Miles an Hour Collides With a Load of Timber.
OSWEGO, N. Y., January 16. - Benjamin Sawyer, one of the young men injured in the coasting accident Saturday evening, is dead and one or two others are liable to die. There were ten person on the... Read MORE...

Cleveland Leader -  Cleveland, Ohio -  January 17, 1888
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Waffles - Beat together a pint of milk, the yolks of three eggs, two ounces of butter...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1950 - January 17 - The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts
"The Great Brinks Robbery of 1950: Not Quite the Perfect Crime

The Great Brinks Robbery was the biggest armed robbery in U.S. history at the time. Thieves vanished after stealing $2.7 million,... Read MORE...

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Wa-Hoo Blood and Nerve Tonic
Made in Detroit, MI

The label boasts it to be "a positive cure for blood rheumatism, blood disorders, stomach troubles, liver and kidney complaint, sick headache, malaria, indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, catarrah of the stomach, nervousness, skin diseases, salt rheum, scrofula and neuralgia."

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Gloversville, New York, USA

1910 - TERRIFIC EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY FIRE
GLOVERSVILLE, Jan. 16 - Ten lives were imperilled in a fire that destroyed a business block and living apartments in this city early to-night.

The flames followed a terrific explosion in the... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  January 17, 1910
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Franklin Township, New Jersey, USA (Franklinville) (Malaga)

1915 - JERSEY HOTEL BURNED. PROPRIETOR AND WIFE HURT IN ESCAPING FROM FRANKLIN HOUSE.
Franklin, N. J., Jan. 16. - The Franklin House was destroyed by fire early today. The loss is estimated at $25,000. The fire is thought to have started from defective electric insulation. HARRY... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 17, 1915
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Franklin Township, New Jersey, USA (Franklinville) (Malaga)

1938 - FIVE ARE BURNED TO DEATH. FATHER AND 4 CHILDREN PERISH IN THEIR HOME.
Franklin, N. J. (AP) - A father and four children were burned to death in a fire that all but destroyed their two story frame house.
The bodies were charred beyond recognition. Police Chief Herbert... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  January 17, 1938
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Do not make any display of affection for even your dearest friend; kissing in public, or embracing, ...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
Liberal, Kansas, USA

1957 - LIBERAL GAS COMPRESSOR BLAST KILLS.
Liberal, Kas., Jan. 17 (AP) - An explosion flashed through a big pipeline compressor station here in the southwest corner of Kansas Wednesday, killing three workmen and threatening natural gas... Read MORE...

Salina Journal -  Kansas -  January 17, 1957
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1718  January 17 - Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switzerland; kills 53

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1706  Benjamin Franklin born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA



1817 January 17, 1817 - A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.

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Church and Lehman Sts., Lebanon, Pa.

St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
Made in Bristol, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Friday, January 15, 2021

1870 - Forbidden to Read Bible

Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville) (Pascoag) (Mapleville)

1894 - WOOLEN MILL GONE. Harrisville, R.I., Suffers a Loss of $445,000 by Devouring Flames.
HARRISVILLE, R.I., Jan. 14. - The large woolen mill owned by William Tinkham and operated by William Tinkham & Son, was destroyed by fire Saturday morning soon after midnight.

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The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  January 15, 1894
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Curtice Brothers Blue Label Soups
Curtice Bothers Co., Rochester, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898

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Killingly, Connecticut, USA (Danielson) (Dayville) (East Killingly)

1904 - Hot From The Wires
By Associated Press.
Washington, D.C. - The Windham County National Bank, of Danielsonville, Danielson, Conn., which closed its doors on December 22, to-day was authorized by the Comptroller of the... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  January 15, 1904
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South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

1887 - South Hadley Seminary, one of the earliest of the collegiate institutions for women in this country,
and one which has done incalculable service in promoting Christian education, both hear and abroad, by its work, is preparing to hold a semi-centennial next summer. All the graduates of the seminary... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1887
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Egg Plant - elect the large purple kind and one which feels firm; cut it crosswise...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
Egremont, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - A worthy farmer in Egremont, Mass., sitting at his fireside the other evening, was disturbed by a heavy, suspicious movement outside, and came to the conclusion it was a bear.
Peering through the darkness he saw a large black object, and he set his dogs on it, but the supposed bear beat them off. Getting his gun he leveled the animal, and found on handling the carcass that ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1870
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Sen-Sen
Throat Ease
Breath Perfume

Sen-Sen Co., Rochester, N.Y.

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May 1898

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Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - They reach [sic] astounding arithmetic at North Hadley, Mass., juding from a recent illustration in Postmaster Cooley's store.
A twelve year old pupil in a school there tried a pair of skates, worth 67 cents, for a day, and liked them so well he offered to buy them, paying Mr. Cooley the six cents then and then the seven in... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1870
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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1904 - TEN DROP TO THEIR DEATH - EMPLOYES OF THE BROWN SHOE COMPANY AT ST. LOUIS CROWD AT ELEVATOR. BREAK DOWN THE GUARDS
And Shove Those Next to the Carriage Into the Shaft and To a Fatal Fall of Six Stories.

St. Louis, Jan. 13 – A crowd of employes pressing against an elevator gate tonight on the sixth floor of the ... Read MORE...

Decatur Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  January 15, 1904
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - Forbidden to Read Bible
The Irish Catholics at Russell, Mass., have forbidden their children to read the Bible in the schools, and demanded that the teachers shall not oblige them to do so. So the Catholic children merely... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1870
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you are ever caught in a shower, and meet a gentleman friend who offers an umbrella, accept it,...Read MORE...



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1943  January 15 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

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1892  January 15 – James Naismith's rules for basketball are published for the first time in the Springfield YMCA International Training School's newspaper, in an article titled "A New Game."

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1863  January 15 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

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York Mills, Saco, Me.

Utica (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music

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July 1898

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

1871 - 8 Year Journey


"My Health is My Fortune"
Ralston Health Club Breakfast Food
Breakfast for a 2 Cent Stamp
Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

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Bath, Maine, USA

1871 - 8 Year Journey
A lady in Bath, Maine, has just had returned to her by the Post-Office Department a letter which she mailed eight years and six months ago. It was covered with post-marks, but it is difficult to... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley)

1871  Industrious Females

Although the town of Berkeley, Mass., contains only 800 inhabitants, its female inhabitants have earned $6,000 during the past year at straw sewing.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Adding Fruit to Cake - Currants, raisins and citrus will not settle to the bottom of either...Read MORE...



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Milton, Massachusetts, USA

1871  New Public Library

The town of Milton, Mass., with a population of less than 3,000, has voted $5,000 to establish a public library, and an equal amount has been raised by subscription.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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$9.00 Fur Colarets
E. Albrecht & Son, St. Paul, Minn.

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October 1898

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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Sticky Situation
During the services of a prayer meeting at Fall River, Massachusetts, a messenger came to summon an M. D., who was present, to attend a little boy who appeared to be suddenly attacked, after a short... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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Bangor, Maine, USA

1871 - Snapped Like Threads
The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were recently broken in nearly fifty places. The wires... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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Corry, Pennsylvania, USA

1871  Dear Meat

Mayor Wilson, of Corry, Pa, went deer hunting and at the first shot brought down a $200 colt. He paid the owner and owns the carcass. It is dear meat to him, but it is not venison.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you expect a friend to meet you at the end of your journey, sit near the door of the steam-boat...Read MORE...



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Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA

1910 - Father and Child Nearly Drowned.
Herbert Hedrick, of Burlington, and Allee, his 3 year old daughter, were rescued from the icy waters of the Delaware river on Monday night. The baby was saved by Stanley Page, of Burlington, and... Read MORE...

Bucks County Courier -  Bristol, Pennsylvania -  January 14, 1910
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1888  In the Ohio Legislature a bill was introduced on the 9th fixing passenger rates at two cents per mile on all railroads in the State.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Pittsburgh Factories
Pittsburgh has thirty-two iron, nine steel, and two copper mills.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Sweden and Norway Tops in Education
Official reports show that in Sweden and Norway, 97 out of every 100 children between 5 and 15 attend school, a larger percentage than anywhere else.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

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La Cathedrale
Cathédrale Saint-Charles-Borromée, built 1892
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Klok-Lax
The Swift-Specific Company
Atlanta, Georgia
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Monday, January 11, 2021

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.


1880s
Red House
Importers of Dry and Fancy Goods
Oakland / Napa City


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Toledo, Ohio, USA

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.
The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold... Read MORE...

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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1879 - The End of the Whistle
Locomotive whistling is to be superseded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a bell worked by electricity which will be set up in the depot. When the train arrives within a mile of the station, the bell will... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 11, 1879
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Maple Icing - For maple icing boil together half a cup of cream, one cup scraped maple sugar ...Read MORE...



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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1889 - AT NIAGARA FALLS. The Suspension Foot Bridge Gone and Other Damage Done.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan 11. - The storm raged here with great fury. The suspension foot bridge spanning the Niagara river below the falls was torn from its gables at 3 o'clock this morning and a... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  January 11, 1889
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1880s
Vacuum Harness Oil
Ruhl Bros.
Findlay, Ohio

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1897  A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. The loss is $200,000, fully insured.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1897
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES.
Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10. - The St. Nicholas Hotel, of Springfield, was damaged by fire, last night, to the extent of $80,000. The loss on furniture by fire and waster is about $6,000. The building was ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1873
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Carterville, Illinois, USA

1962 - MINE EXPLOSION KILLS ALL 11 BELOW GROUND. RESCUERS WORK THROUGH NIGHT TO FIND BODIES.
Carterville, Ill. - An explosion ripped through the Blue Blaze Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine northeast of Carterville at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing all 11 underground workers.

Rescue teams who... Read MORE...

Southern Illinoisan -  Carbondale, Illinois -  January 11, 1962
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they...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
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1886 - A TERRIBLE COLLISION ON THE WILMINGTON & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD.
Wilmington, Del., January 10. - Friday night's snow storm caused the most serious block on the railroad track here that has occurred for years, suspending travel for hours. About 7:45 yesterday... Read MORE...

Alton Daily Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  January 11, 1886
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1935  January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

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1759  January 11 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

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December 20 - French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M
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Visit Santa Clara, California, USA!

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


Beautiful California - Prune Orchard in Bloom, Santa Clara Valley
Died January 11

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