Friday, December 2, 2022

1871 A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass...

Wa-Hoo Blood and Nerve Tonic
Made in Detroit, MI

The label boasts it to be "a positive cure for blood rheumatism, blood disorders, stomach troubles, liver and kidney complaint, sick headache, malaria, indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, catarrah of the stomach, nervousness, skin diseases, salt rheum, scrofula and neuralgia."

The label also says, "Also female weakness and irregularities are promptly relieved and permanently cured."

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Pownal, Vermont, USA

1864 - Train Accident
James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was run over and instantly killed by an evening train,... Read MORE...

The Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  December 2, 1864

Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA (Cotuit) (Centerville) (Hyannis)

1871  A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass.,

and carefully let down a piece of meat covered with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterwards found that the bait had been lowered into the pork barrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 2, 1871

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Cakes

One quart of flour, one cup of sugar, one cup of sweet milk, one egg, a pinch of...Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
North Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1871 - Mill Fire
The Grey-stone mills in North Providence, Rhode Island, owned by R. W. Cady, and run by Zebulon Whipple, was burned yesterday morning. The insurance was thirty thousand dollars on the mill and... Read MORE...

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  December 2, 1871

St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
Made in Bristol, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent 174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest... Read MORE...

Democrat and Chronicle -  Rochester, New York -  December 2, 1876

New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1892 - An Opera House Burned.
NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which consists of hand and a bucket brigade, could... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 2, 1892

1927  December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

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1871  Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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1816  December 2 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

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 America - Did you know? February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.

 Quebec - Did you know? The Quebec’s electric wiring network is one of the longest of the North American continent? It is...Read MORE...
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Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Water St., Looking East

Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
Made in Lynn, MA

Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. Although Pinkham's Vegetable Compound sold well to the general public, it was regarded by health experts as quackery... wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Died December 2