Saturday, December 24, 2022

1963 - December 24 - No Elves Needed

1963 - December 24 - No Elves Needed
HAWTHORE, Calif. (AP) - Now they're putting out a toy that makes toys.

A manufacturer here is introducing a miniature plastic-producing factory. Sheets of plastic furnished with the kit are... Read MORE...

The Morning Record -  Meriden, Connecticut -  December 24, 1963

The Marco Polo, 1550 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, Conn., Route 44

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1963  December 24 - Grandfather Frost

Russian children believe in Grandfather Frost. They think he is a neighbor to Santa Claus at the North Pole who comes in a horse-drawn troika sleigh with presents for children.

The Morning Record -  Meriden, Connecticut -  December 24, 1963

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

1963 - December 24 - Caribou, Muktuk Head Menu at Eskimo Christmas Table
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Children all over the world, in some small corner of their hearts, must secretly envy the children of Barrow.

For how much close can one get to Santa and his... Read MORE...

The Morning Record -  Meriden, Connecticut -  December 24, 1963

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Lemon Pie

One lemon, one cup of sugar, one cup of boiling water, one tablespoonful of corn...Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885

Trailerhomes, Inc.
David L. Moore, President

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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1943 - MORNING FIRE DAMAGES SHERMAN BUILDING - Blaze Believed To Have Started From Flue - Firemen in Hour and a Half Battle in Structure That Houses Daily News.
Fire believed to have started early Monday from a defective exhaust flue in the Sherman building which houses the Daily News, resulted in a stubborn partition blaze leading from the third floor... Read MORE...

Newport Mercury And Weekly News -  Newport, Rhode Island -  December 24, 1943

Fargo, North Dakota, USA

1887 - Fire in Fargo.
FARGO, Dak., Dec. 23. - Fire broke out at about 4 o'clock this morning in the block fronting on Northern Pacific avenue between Broadway and Fifth street. Doyle's livery stable, Holden's saloon,... Read MORE...

Duluth Daily News -  Duluth, Minnesota -  December 24, 1887

Yonkers, New York, USA

1910 - Motor Fire Engine Used as Ambulance.
Mrs. Lorena Pope of 139 Glover Avenue, Yonkers, died last night of burns received in a fire at her home, and Francis Piet, a boarder, was badly burned. The motor engine recently purchased by the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 24, 1910

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Dec. 23. - In the spectacular Winnipeg Theatre fire today, fifteen minutes after the alarm had been sounded the entire surrounding district was enveloped in smoke. Flames burst through the... Read MORE...

Lethbridge Herald -  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada -  December 24, 1926

1924  December 24 - A flash fire at a Christmas celebration in a one-room schoolhouse in Babbs, Oklahoma kills 36 people, mostly small children.

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1895  December 24 - George Washington Vanderbilt II officially opens his "Biltmore House" estate, inviting his family to celebrate his new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

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1851  December 24 – The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns.

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 America - Did you know? May 28, 1830 - President Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, which authorizes the forced removal...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? The inhabitants of Quebec do not only canoe in the summer, but also in the winter. Originally, ice...Read MORE...
 Picture of the Day

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

Ferry "City of Chelsea"

Genton Clothes
Main at Pitkin St.
East Hartford, Conn.

Riverdale Road
West Springfield, Mass.

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