Sunday, April 18, 2021

1868 - There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers"...

Washington, DC, USA

1898 - The Highest Monument in the world is in Washington, D.C.
It was erected in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet high, 55 feet square at the base, and contains 18,000 blocks of marble, two feet thick. In the interior is an elevator, and 50 flights of... Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal -  April 18, 1898
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Nestle Food
New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

Visit Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)!

Hyde Park, Vermont, USA (Hydepark)

1910 - BAD FIRE AT HYDE PARK. Jail, Court-House, Town Hall, Church, Store and Residence Reduced to Ashes.
A fire that started in the county jail at Hyde Park yesterday spread until the jail, court-house, town hall, Congregational church, one store and 13 residences or tenements had been laid to ashes.... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Ham Balls - Take cold-boiled or baked ham, chop fine, add as many eggs as there are persons...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
1868 - People who receive circulars from New York or elsewhere containing samples of prints of which twelve yards will be sent for a dollar, or ten yards for eighty-five cents, are advised to suspect a swindle.
The address of one concern issuing such circulars was visited in New York the other day, and it was found that the place was in charge of a boy, and that no business was transacted beyond receiving... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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Palmer's Skin-Success Soap
Made in New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

Visit Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)!

1868 - There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers."
One of the officers weighs three hundred pounds, another is six feet three inches tall, and the third is extremely small. It was recently voted that all fences on which the fat man could sit, which... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

It is extremely indecent to spit, cough, and expectorate, (as it were,) in company, as some hearty...Read MORE...



Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
1923  April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.

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1868  Of twenty thousand children annually sent out of Paris in charge of hired nurses, not less than fifteen thousand perish.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A "brilliant and lovely" young married woman in New York, aged twenty-five, now sports her fourth husband, having sough relief through the divorce courts from conjugal unpleasantnesses three times since her first marriage, in 1860.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  From statistics carefully prepared from authentic sources, and reliable as any other public documents, it has been ascertained that the average cost of strong drink for each man, woman, and child in the United States is twenty dollars.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A Kentucky statue gives to the widow and minor children of a person killed by the careless, wanton or malicious use of deadly weapons, an action against the person committing the killing.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.

 Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New...Read MORE...



La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (www.fabriquelanativite.com)
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Visit Corning, New York, USA!

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


Clock Tower

Hemaboloids Arseniated
Made by The Palisade Manufacturing Company, Yonkers, NY

Hemaboloids arseniated (with strychnia) was a patent medicine used to treat people with anaemia (low red blood cell count). It contained 17% alcohol, and small amounts of arsenious acid (which contained arsenic) and strychnia (also known as strychnine), both of which were highly toxic in larger doses.
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/28219/patent-medicine


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Died April 18

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