Friday, April 16, 2021

1881 - Mock Duck

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1898 - The Largest Search-Light in the world
was exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The reflecting lens, 60 inches in diameter, weighs 800 pounds and is mounted in a brass ring which weighs 730 pounds. The reflected light from... Read MORE...

Ladies' Home Journal -  April 16, 1898
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1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.
LIFE IN DUST BOWL OF UNITED STATES BEING RULED TODAY BY THREE WORDS - "IF IT RAINS"

By Robert Geiger
(Associated Press Staff Writer.)
GUYON, Okla., April 15. - (AP.) - Three little words -... Read MORE...

Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light -  Corsicana, Texas -  April 16, 1935
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Mock Duck

Take a pound of beefsteak; salt and pepper; prepare a dressing as for turkey; lay in...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, March 16, 1881
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1897 - BIG FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS. NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED.
New Orleans, April 16. - One of the most picturesque business structures in the city, known as the Moresque block, owned by Gauch & Sons, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, entailing... Read MORE...

Piqua Daily Call -  Ohio -  April 16, 1897
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"The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc and ear swabs. Founded in Albany, New York in 1870, the company was sponsor to popular radio programs in the 1930s and 1940s.

The John H. Woodbury company was established in 1870 in Albany, New York by a dermatologist. The company was still in New York in 1901, making and retailing soap, when the Andrew Jergens Company (now a subsidiary of Kao) purchased the company which owned the soap brand, and moved the headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

Visit Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)!

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1927 - CHICAGO POLICE SEEK BOOZE SELLING GROCER AS OPERATOR OF STILL. TWO FAMILIES WIPED OUT WHEN EXPLOSION WRECKS BUILDING; ALL THOSE KILLED DIED IN THEIR BEDS; FOUR STORES RAZED.
Chicago, April 16 (UP) - A moonshiner's still is believed by police to be responsible for an explosion Saturday which killed eight persons, all but wiping out the families of two small shop keepers... Read MORE...

Decatur Evening Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 16, 1927
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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1895 - Flood
...At White River Junction, Vt., highways have become impassable and the rivers have overflowed their banks. The rise in White river at White River Junction exceeded ten feet flooding basements and... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus -  Middletown, New York -  April 16, 1895
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

A gentleman always attends to the choice of his amusements. If at cards, he will not play at...Read MORE...



Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
1705  April 16 - Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

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1854  April 16 – The United States packet ship Powhattan is wrecked off the New Jersey shore with more than 200 + victims.

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1854  April 16 - Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

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 America - Did you know? Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.

 Quebec - Did you know? The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began ...Read MORE...



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Visit Hancock, Massachusetts, USA!

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


Main Street Hancock Shaker Village (1907)

"Hancock Shaker Village began in the late 1780s, when nearly 100 Believers consolidated a community on land donated by local farmers who had converted to the Shaker movement. By the 1830s, with a great many more conversions and additional land acquisitions, the Shaker community peaked in population with more than 300 Believers and more than 3,000 acres.

During the height of their growth, religious fervor and influence, the Hancock Shakers erected communal dwelling houses, barns, workshops and other buildings, and developed a large and successful farm. With the 1826 Round Stone Barn as the center of a thriving dairy industry, and with many acres cultivated in medicinal herbs, vegetables, fruits, and other crops, the Hancock Shakers enjoyed a simple, peaceful, and hard-working life, separated from the ways of “The World.” They named their utopian village The City of Peace, and organized the large community into six smaller communal groups known as Families for efficiency of work, worship, and administration..." hancockshakervillage.org

A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

Visit Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

Died April 16

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