Saturday, April 17, 2021

1881 - Milk Soup

Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

1898 - The Greatest Suspension Bridge in the world
is the Brooklyn Bridge, which also leads the world in the number of its daily passengers. Its length, including approaches is 5989 feet, the distance between the towers 930 feet; the weight or the... Read MORE...

Ladies' Home Journal -  April 17, 1898
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Rexpirin Brand Tablets
United Drug Company
Boston - St. Louis, USA
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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Utica, New York, USA

1869  Four boys, the eldest seventeen years, have been arrested in Utica, N. Y., for robbing freight cars on the Central Railroad.

They all plead guilty, and implicated a man named Wm. Ferry as the instigator of the robbery. It is thought their plunder, since the commencement of operations, will amount to fully $100,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 17, 1869
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1967 - It Was Good Ski Season For New England Resorts
...Rhode Island ski resorts survived abnormal warm weather in January to record a good season, with one exception. The January snow lack was balanced by good falls in other months plus many cold... Read MORE...

The North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 17, 1967
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.
Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two plumbers.

The list of dead and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1895
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1956 - FLOOR OF BRIDGE DROPS; COUPLE IN FALLING CAR HURT.
Cedar Rapids News -
The concrete floor of the bridge over Prairie Creek on C street SW collapsed at noon Monday and a Worthington Acres couple were injured when their car plunged into the void and... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  April 17, 1956
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Milk Soup

Wash, pare, slice and parboil one pound of potatoes; pour away the water; skin and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, March 9, 1881
San Francisco, California, USA

1866 - TERRIBLE EXPLOSION -- GREAT LOSS OF LIFE.
San Francisco, Monday, April 16.

A terrible explosion of what was supposed to be nitro glicerine, occurred at a 1:15 o'clock to-day, near WELLS, FARGO & Co.'s building. The explosion shook the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1866
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Gold Medal Antacid Powder
S. Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1900 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16. - Fire to-day caused a loss of $20,000 to Spaulding, Kimball & Co.'s wholesale grocery and destroyed a warehouse of the Burlington Grocery Company. The loss on the latter... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1900
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896 - French Canadian Immigration
SHERBROOKE, Que., April 17. - The exodus of the French Canadians into the United States goes one uninterruptedly. Fully 250 French Canadians from eastern Quebec left here last night via the Boston &... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 17, 1896
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

1914 - New Trial for Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., April 16. - Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield was awakened from a sound sleep late to-night and informed by the prison matron that a new trial had been granted to her.

"Is it really... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1914
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

When in the car if you find the exertion of talking painful, say so frankly; your escort cannot be...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
Rochester, New York, USA

1851 - Musings
Certain ingenious and enterprising physicians in Rochester, New York, have discovered that the succubes, or female spirits, that have caused the famous spirited knockings, are all 'knock-kneed!'... Read MORE...

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New-Hampshire Patriot -  New Hampshire -  April 17, 1851
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 America - Did you know? By 1808 a law was set by Congress, this law banned the importing of African slaves into the U.S.

 Quebec - Did you know? To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirées, when they would gather to...Read MORE...



Virtual Museum of New France. For more information visit www.historymuseum.ca/ virtual-museum-of-new-france
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Athletic Field from Brook Road, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.

Gold Medal Cough Medicine
Blackberry Root, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise Compound
Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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Died April 17

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