Saturday, November 26, 2022

1875 "Onion-Town"

1889 - ANOTHER FATAL EXPLOSION.
Pittsburg, Nov. 26. - By an explosion at the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Works at Duquesne this morning WILLIAM MARSHALL, night superintendent of the wire mill, and a man named COOPER were killed and a... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  November 26, 1889
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A Good Cheap Desk
The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

The Macey Furniture Co. was founded by Fred Macey, who served as its first chairman along with his brother Frank, who also served as treasurer. In 1892 Fred began a mail-order business selling office desks made by other manufacturers, which were advertised in popular magazine as “the best $25 roll-top office desk in the world.” His hefty advertising budget made the company a quick success, and other pieces of office and library furniture were soon added to the mail-order line. But as his mail-order sales began to cut into the traditional sales through retailers, Michigan retailers pressured area furniture manufacturers to prevent them from producing finished goods for Macey. To get around this obstacle, Fred Macey invested his mail-order profits in the construction of his own factory. He also expanded his mail-order business, with a national system of warehouses for distribution.

In 1905, when the Wernicke Furniture Co. merged with the Fred Macey Co., Otto H.L. Wernicke became an officer of the company. In 1906 the Globe – Wernicke Co. of Cincinnati sued Macey for continuing to produce furniture using Wernicke’s patents. After years of litigation, Macey won, then counter-sued to recover its court costs. Following Fred Macey’s death from typhoid pneumonia in 1909, Otto Wernicke became company president, a position he held until his retirement from active involvement at Macey in 1916... furniturecityhistory.org

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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1870 - Bad Advertisment
The Biddeford (Me.) woman who advertised for and married a man last July, to have some one to control her property, has succeeded beyond all reasonable expectations, as the fellow has run off with... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 26, 1870
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

1956 - $200,000 FIRE SWEEPS VEGAS' BOULDER CLUB
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26 - (AP) - One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief Elmer Gates, at $200,000.

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The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 26, 1956
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

German Trifle

Put one quart of strawberries, or any other fresh fruit, in the bottom of a glass...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, June 2, 1880
Augusta, Georgia, USA

1921 - BIG FIRE LOSS IN AUGUSTA, GA. BUSINESS HOUSES GUTTED BY BLAZE; HOTEL DESTROYED. CAUSE OF BLAZE STARTING IN HARRISON BUILDING IS NOT DETERMINED. HOTEL GUESTS FLEE IN NIGHT CLOTHES.
PLATE GLASS WINDOWS MELTED BY HEAT - NO LIVES REPORTED AS LOST.

Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26. - At 5:45 today firemen succeeded in bringing under control the most disastrous fire in the history of... Read MORE...

Robsonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  November 26, 1921
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Gresco
There is nothing in Corset-dom to compare with it

Michigan Corset Co., Jackson, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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Juneau, Alaska, USA

1936 - BODIES OF 10 ARE FOUND AT JUNEAU. SIX PERSONS STILL ARE ON MISSING LIST AFTER LANDSLIDE.
Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 25. - (AP) - Mud and ruins of Sunday's great landslide surrendered two more bodies to rescue crews tonight, raising the known deaths to ten and leaving six remaining on the... Read MORE...

The Modesto Bee and News-Herald -  Modesto, California -  November 26, 1936
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1912 - Cotton Mill King Dead
Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 26. - Robert Knight, owner of more cotton mills than any other individual in the world, died today, aged eighty-six. Knight controlled twenty-two spinning, weaving and... Read MORE...

The Wilmington Dispatch -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 26, 1912
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

1875  "Onion-Town"

Wethersfield, Conn., sometimes called Onion-town, derived its nickname from the fact that a church bell hung in 1775 was paid for by contributions of onions from the parishioners.

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Jamestown Journal -  New York -  November 26, 1875
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1950  November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 110 mph recorded at Concord NH

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1870  A young man named George Heffran, of Pottsville, Pa., surrendered himself at Randolph, Mass., on the 15th, as the murderer of Benjamin Nathan. He proved to be insane.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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 America - Did you know? The 1962 escape from Alcatraz, the only successful one, is still under investigation by the U.S....Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? People of New France were rewarded for having large families - 10 children - 300 pounds per year;...Read MORE...



Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
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Visit Montville, Connecticut, USA (Chesterfield) (Mohegan) (Oakdale) (Uncasville)!

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


Uncasville Mfg. Co.'s Mill, Uncasville, Conn.
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The Lovers and Wearers of "BLACK CAT"
Triple Knee "Leather" Stockings for Boys, 25 cents a pair

Chicago-Rockford Hosiery Company, Kenosha, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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Died November 26

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