Monday, June 28, 2021


Alburgh, Vermont, USA (Alburg)

1868 - Accident on the Vermont Central Railroad.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Saturday, June 27. Last night a hand-car containing four men ran off an open draw-bridge on the Vermont Central Railroad at Alburg Springs. Three men jumped off the car. One, named... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 28, 1868

"Cuticura soap, manufactured by the Potter Drug and Chemical company, is an antibacterial medicated soap in use since 1865. Noted Boston philanthropist George Robert White (1847-1922) was once the president and owner of Potter Drug and Chemical. Cuticura contains triclocarban instead of the more usual triclosan. These two antibacterial agents have very similar molecularity. By themselves they kill 99.99% of bacteria and microbes (like fungus spores) on contact. Cuticura soap has been in use, and is relatively unchanged, since 1865." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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

1898 - Open Air Courtship
With the coming of summer in New York the open air courtships begin. There is hardly the shadow of a friendly tree without a pair of lovers under it, and there is certainly not a bench in the park on ... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Cleveland, Ohio -  June 28, 1898

A New Hope, Bucks county, dispatch says: The discovery that a German carp drinks milk, has averted what threatened to be wholesale suits for theft. Michael Tiernan for several months, or ever since... Read MORE...

The Allentown Democrat -  Allentown, Pennsylvania -  June 28, 1893

Decatur, Michigan, USA

Lysander Morse and Phoebe Macomber, of Decatur, Michigan, were married sixty-five years ago. It was a love match that won the envy of all their neighbors by its promise of happiness. The couple lived ... Read MORE...

The Allentown Democrat -  Allentown, Pennsylvania -  June 28, 1893

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Chips - Peel a raw potato as apples are peeled, let the parings be as near as...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 11, 1881

The Fish Net & Twine Co.
Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Let your dress be conformable to the customs of the age you live in, and suitable to your...Read MORE...

Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

1936 - Hurricane Hits Coastline Near Corpus Christi - Refinery Is Badly Damaged At Ingleside
70-Mile Wind Blows
Surprise Storm Causes No Loss of Life

Corpus Christi, June 27 (AP) - A small but intense tropical disturbance struck the south Texas coast without warning Saturday, moving... Read MORE...

Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  June 28, 1936

1924  June 28 – A tornado touches down in Lorain, Ohio and kills 78 people.

1832 June 28, 1832: Cholera epidemic began in N.Y.C.

The Old Farmer's Almanac

1776  June 28 - Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack

1770  June 28 - Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia

1983  June 28 - Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3

 America - Did you know? President Abraham Lincoln created the Secret Service on the very day of his assassination,

 Quebec - Did you know? In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
 Picture of the Day

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

Looking Down Stream above Wilbur's Saw Mill, Woodstock, Catskill, Mts.

Smith Bros. Cough Drops

"William Wallace Smith I (1830–1913) and Andrew Smith (1836–1895) were the sons of James Smith (c1800-1866) of Poughkeepsie, New York. James' family had emigrated from Fife, Scotland, to Canada in 1831, and James from St. Armand, Quebec, to the U.S. in 1847.

In New York, James opened an ice cream shop called "James Smith and Son." James Smith bought a cough drop recipe from a journeyman peddler named Sly Hawkins and in 1852 made his first batch of "Smith Brothers Cough Drops"." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Died June 28