Saturday, June 19, 2021

1886 - The editor of the Sharon (Mass.) Advocate has bone into the marrying business as a little side speculation.

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1855 - Melancholy Occurrence
On Saturday night last about 9 o'clock, Mrs. Robert Skead was drowned at the slide at the Chaudiere Falls; she left the house as was supposed, for the purpose of taking a short walk about the... Read MORE...

The Argus -  Montreal, Quebec, Canada -  June 19, 1855
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Losanteville)

1885 - Happily Pays Fine
A man in Cincinnati pays $20 fine every Monday morning for selling soda on Sunday. His receipts on that day are something over $80, on which there is a profit of $60, which, after paying the fine... Read MORE...

The Argus -  Montreal, Quebec, Canada -  June 19, 1855
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1862 - May 20 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
THE HOMESTEAD ACT - Letters are coming to the post offices in Nebraska, by hundreds, in which enquiries are made concerning the prospect of obtaining good quarter sections of land under the Homestead ... Read MORE...

Nebraska Advertiser -  Brownville, Nebraska -  June 19, 1862
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Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - The editor of the Sharon (Mass.) Advocate has bone into the marrying business as a little side speculation.
In a recent issue of his paper he says: "Persons intending marriage are reminded that the editor of the Advocate has had his commission as justice of the peace renewed by his Excellency Governor... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1886
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

A crookneck, or winter squash pudding.

Core, boil and skin a good squash, and bruise it well;...Read MORE...



Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery, 1814

Glenwood Ranges, Stoves and Furnaces
Weir Stove Co., Taunton, Mass.

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Ithaca, New York, USA

1880  160 Canary Birds

Mrs. Ellis, of Ithaca, N.Y., has one hundred and sixty canary birds chirping away in the same room. She says she is low-spirited and keeps them to chirrup her existence.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1880
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1869  Pastors Unite

Over a dozen Philadelphia pastors have united in the determination to attend no more Sunday funerals, unless the necessity is certified by a physician. As yet they have had none this year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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San Francisco, California, USA

1869  Teaching Chinese Girls

Teachers are to be employed to instruct the Chinese girls in San Francisco, where they are rapidly increasing. The work is undertaken by the churches.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should 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
Auburn, New York, USA

1869 - Seward Trip
Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq., of Auburn, N.Y., have started out on a tour of some six months in duration, comprising a trip to... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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1869  A citizen of Newport, N. H., while reading in bed the other night, upset the lamp and was burned to death.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880  William Dowd, of Fonda, N. Y., has been fined $178 for cruelty to a horse, and, as the animal was valued at $150, he thinks the Justice was a little severe on him.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? The last shot of the Civil War was fired in the remote region of the Bering Sea. The Confederate...Read MORE...



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


 Quebec - Did you know? In New France, a seigneur's home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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