Monday, March 6, 2023

1880 - Milk Toast

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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Milk Toast - Cut your bread rather thick, about three-quarters of an inch, allowing a slice...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880

Glenwood Ranges, Stoves and Furnaces
Weir Stove Co., Taunton, Mass.

In the early years of the twentieth century, Glenwood stoves were a familiar sight in thousands of American homes. Manufactured by the Weir Stove Company in Taunton, Massachusetts, they were emblematic of the rapid industrialization that swept the northern and mid-western states following the Civil War. Founded in 1879 by Charles F Baker, George E Wilbur and William E Walker, the company began operations in a converted barn with an output of just four stoves per day.

Twenty years later, the Weir Stove Company was situated in a sprawling factory complex occupying almost ten acres. By then, approximately 850 employees turned out two Glenwoods per minute—that’s 80,000 per year—enough to make the company one of the city’s leading employers as well as the largest stove manufacturer east of Detroit, Michigan...

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

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Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
1899  March 6 – Felix Hoffmann patents aspirin and Bayer registers its name as a trademark.

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1857  March 6 – Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War.

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1868  George Lieb, a colored carpenter of Savannah, Ga., fell backward from a third story scaffolding the other day,
turned a complete somersault, struck squarely on his feet, looked around to see if any one was hurt, and quietly climbed back to his work.

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1886  "Lean beefsteak and hot water for seventeen weeks" is the latest diet that such of the world's fat people who wish to get thin are trying.

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1886  In Santa Barbara, Cal., they fine young men who practice on the clarionet [sic].

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1880  Hat-Making was first begun in Danbury, Conn., in 1780, the factory there employing three workmen and turning out three hats a day. There are now employed 1,800 persons, and they make 17,400 hats a day.

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1869  The Nevada Assembly has stricken out the word "white" from the Constitution by a vote of 24 to 14. The Constitutional Amendment for female suffrage was defeated.

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1869  The Minnesota House has passed a resolution removing the Capitol to Kandiyohi county. The female suffrage amendment was voted down.

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1869  A Methodist church in San Jose, Cal., was recently set on fire and destroyed because the pastor taught the Chinese with a view to their conversion. A threatening letter had been sent him, commanding him to cease.

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1869  The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill removing the capitol from Wheeling to Charleston, the bill to take effect April 1.

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 America - Did you know? The United States’ current 50-star flag was designed as a school project by 17-year-old Robert G....Read MORE...

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The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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