Saturday, August 28, 2021

1903 - WONDERFUL ELECTRICITY. City Hall Has Been Thoroughly Wired and Everything is as Brilliant as Daylight.

Lewiston, Maine, USA

1903 - WONDERFUL ELECTRICITY. City Hall Has Been Thoroughly Wired and Everything is as Brilliant as Daylight.
The work of wiring City Hall was completed last evening and the lights were turned on for the first time. The large chandelier, in the center of the hall has been removed and a notable improvement... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  August 28, 1903
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Metallic Band Sleigh Bells
Manufactured by F. Armstrong, Bridgeport, Conn.
1880s

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

1908 - FLOODS SUBMERGE N. CAROLINA TOWN - Fayetteville, City of 12,000, Is Now Under Water. Walls Sink In Augusta - Frost Adds Suffering.
Fayetteville, N. C., Aug. 28. - This city, with a population of 12,000, located on Cape Fear river, was almost entirely submerged because of floods of last night and today. Three thousand persons are ... Read MORE...

Waterloo Daily Courier -  Iowa -  August 28, 1908
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Southeast, New York, USA (Brewster) (Doanesburgh) (Dykemans) (Tilly Foster) (Milltown)

1893 - CRASH ON THE HARLEM ROAD. Five Killed and Several Injured, Four of Them Seriously.
Brewster, N. Y., Aug 2 - By the collision which occurred Saturday afternoon on the Harlem Road between trains No. 13 and No. 20, passenger trains between Pond and Dykeman's, the following were... Read MORE...

The Evening Democrat -  Warren, Pennsylvania -  August 28, 1893
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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

1885 - WENT THROUGH THE BRIDGE. A TRAIN WRECKED AND MANY PERSONS KILLED AND INJURED.
Jackson, Miss., Aug 27. - The following particulars were received here to-day of a frightful accident on the narrow gauge known at the Little J., which runs from Natchez to Jackson:

The mail and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 28, 1885
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

A Simple Apple Sauce
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1902 - FIVE PERSONS DROWNED - Steamer Struck Boat in Which They Were Rowing - Victims Employes of a Sanitarium.
Battle Creek, Mich., August 28 - Five employes of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, nurses, probationers and stenographers, were drowned at Lake Goguac last evening as the result of a collision between... Read MORE...

Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  August 28, 1902
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1880s New Home Sewing Machine Ad
Orange, Mass.

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Calais, Maine, USA

1870 - Extensive Destruction of Buildings in Calais, Me.
CALAIS, Me., Aug. 27. - A fire broke out this afternoon in the rear of Mr. Samuel Ridout's livery stable, which was destroyed, together with stores occupied by Blake & Taylor, Wm. Todd, Jr., M.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 28, 1870
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Tucson, Arizona, USA

1964 - ARIZONA TORNADO KILLS MOTHER, SON.
Tucson, Ariz., (AP) - A mother and her infant son were killed Thursday when a tornado hit the San Xavier mission area southwest of Tucson.
Killed were MRS. LUCY NORRIS, 31, and her 10-month-old son, ... Read MORE...

Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  August 28, 1964
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1907  August 28 - United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington

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1916  Wire Netting Bathing Suit
A Pittsfield (Mass). man says he will invent a wire netting bathing suit which will be worn in water invaded by sharks.
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Miami, Florida

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1800s A. B. Chase Organ Co.
Norwalk, O.

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