Tuesday, January 11, 2022

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.

Mrs Ovilla Delage, wife of Louis Delage leader in the Southbridge Brass Band died suddenly on Saturday night. She was a daughter of David Boucher, of this town and 32 years of age. Funeral services... Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal -  Southbridge, Massachusetts -  January 11, 1900

A Merry Meal Makes Good Digestion
There's delight and health in a dish of Van Camp's Boston Baked Pork and Beans

Van Camp Packing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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Toledo, Ohio, USA

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.
The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold... Read MORE...

January 11, 1918

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1879 - The End of the Whistle
Locomotive whistling is to be superseded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a bell worked by electricity which will be set up in the depot. When the train arrives within a mile of the station, the bell will... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 11, 1879

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

To make a Cheshire Pork Pie for Sea.

Take some salt pork that has been boiled, cut it into thin...Read MORE...

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, 1796

Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1889 - AT NIAGARA FALLS. The Suspension Foot Bridge Gone and Other Damage Done.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan 11. - The storm raged here with great fury. The suspension foot bridge spanning the Niagara river below the falls was torn from its gables at 3 o'clock this morning and a... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  January 11, 1889

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1897  A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. The loss is $200,000, fully insured.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1897

Springfield, Illinois, USA

Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10. - The St. Nicholas Hotel, of Springfield, was damaged by fire, last night, to the extent of $80,000. The loss on furniture by fire and waster is about $6,000. The building was ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1873

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Every man who has the use of his eyes and his right hand can write whatever hand he pleases....Read MORE...

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

Carterville, Ill. - An explosion ripped through the Blue Blaze Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine northeast of Carterville at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing all 11 underground workers.

Rescue teams who...

Southern Illinoisan -  Carbondale, Illinois -  January 11, 1962

1935  January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.


1759  January 11 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia


1803  January 11 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
December 20 - French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M

 America - Did you know? During Alaska's statehood celebration, Fairbanks attempted to turn the Chena River into gold, as a...Read MORE...

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

 Quebec - Did you know? Children in New France had many chores. Small children might bring in the wood for the fireplace....Read MORE...

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 Picture of the Day

Visit Hyde Park, Vermont, USA (Hydepark)!

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

H. M. McFarland Res.

"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

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