Saturday, March 4, 2023

1885 - Feather Cake

Bridgewater, Vermont, USA

1852 - Woolen Factory Fire
WINDSOR COUNTY - On the night of Thursday, the 19th inst., the woollen factory in Bridgewater village, belonging to William Lemmex, Esq., and Ammi Willard, Esq., took fire about 11 o’clock, and was... Read MORE...

Weekly Eagle -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  March 4, 1852

Oberne Hosick & Cos
White Velvet Soap
Chicago, Ill.

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1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.
Bank Holiday Causes Flood of Freak News
Church Calls Moratorium; Movies on Credit; Lucky San Pedro
(By United Press)
NEW YORK, March 3 - Mrs. Martha Laughran, Brooklyn boarding house keeper,... Read MORE...

The Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  March 4, 1933

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little Lamb," and disposes of the animal in this way:

"Mary had a little lamb,"
We've heard it o'er and...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 4, 1871

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Feather Cake

One cup of sugar, one tablespoonful of butter, one egg, one cup of sweet milk, two...Read MORE...

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

Hunt and Adams
Des Moines, Iowa

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Denver, Colorado, USA

1871 - Express Delivery
At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly manufactured by himself for that purpose. The box was... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 4, 1871

Old Town, Maine, USA

1871 - Social Party
At a social party in the Town Hall of Oldtown, Me., a few nights ago, a young lady, who wished to get a better view of the dancers, attempted to lift herself by a lamp-bracket affixed to the gallery, ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 4, 1871

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never criticise a companion's dress, or indeed make any remark whatever upon it. If a near friend,...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
Monroe, Michigan, USA

1871 - Near Monroe, Mich., the other night, a crowd, of young men assembled to charivari a newly married couple at the residence of Mr. Mordecai Kelley.
Mr. Kelley, hearing the noise, arouse, and, taking an old, unused gun, snapped it at the crowd, when it went off, instantly killing a brother of the bride, named Garton, and seriously wounding two... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 4, 1871

1917  March 4 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman member of the United States House of Representatives.

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1908  March 4 – The Collinwood School Fire, near Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., kills 174.

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1871  It is stated that ninety-six out of every hundred Prussian soldiers, upon the average, are able to read and write.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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 America - Did you know? 1831 - William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator, a weekly paper that advocates the...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New...Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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G. Stammann
One Price Clothing House
Custom Clothes a Specialty
62 & 64 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Mich.

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