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Monday, November 6, 2023

December 11 News - 1902 - Bold Holdup in Boise, Idaho

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated December 11, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the December 11 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

    1867 - Murderous Assault in Canterbury

    A desperate encounter took place in Canterbury last Saturday night, between a German named John Jacobs, and a negro called "Bill," who is said to be a contraband. We are not able to give the full particulars of the affair, but it seems from the information we have, that Jacobs accused the negrol of stealing something from his store, and words led to blows. Jacobs was terribly beaten in the encounter, having, it is said, one or two ribs broken and his skull fractured.

    Drs. Burgess and Palmer...

    Norwich Aurora -  Norwich, Connecticut -  December 11, 1867

    Folding Bath-Tub with Heater
    Diogenes Bath-Tub Co., Ionis, Mich.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898

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    Boise, Idaho, USA

    1902 - Bold Holdup in Boise, Idaho

    Boise, Idaho, Dec. 6 - A bold holdup was attempted this evening at the meat market and grocery store of Hyatt & Vickery, in the center of the business portion of town. Two masked men, each carrying two loaded guns, etnered the meat market about 9 o'clock, and while one held up George Ley, the other stepped in to the grocery and covered John Hyatt. The robbers seemed unaware of the presence of Thomas D Vickery, who was in the office of the grocery and were proceeding to gather in the money, when ... Read MORE...

    The Spokesman-Review -  Spokane, Washington -  December 11, 1902

    Bangor, Maine, USA

    1890 - A HEAVY EXPLOSION. An Acre of Ground Covered by Debris from a Charcoal Pit.

    There was a big blow out at the charcoal pit of Mr. Fred Cort, at Glenburn, Tuesday, and the air was full of debris for a short time. At the time of the explosion the pit was full of wood, which had been burning about an hour according to the process of making it into charcoal. Suddenly there was a loud explosion, and the wood pit and everything in the vicinity went into the air. The cause of the explosion is supposed to be the gas which had collected and suddenly expanded being unable to find... Read MORE...

    Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  December 11, 1890

    Birmingham, Alabama, USA


    Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 11. - Twenty-six bodies were brought up from the recesses of the Overton mine No. 2 this morning, bringing the total removed to 48. Mine officials and rescue workers believe that five bodies still remain in the mine, and have abandoned all hope that the remainder of the men would be found alive.

    Mine officials expressed the belief that the total death list would not exceed 53, as they estimated that all bodies except five had been recovered.

    Rescue crews worked...

    Charleston Daily Mail -  Charleston, West Virginia -  December 11, 1925


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Good Coffee - Put a sufficient quantity of coffee in the pot and pour boiling water on it; stir and place it on the fire. As soon as four or five bubbles have risen take it off the fire and pour out a teacupful and return it; set it down for...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 12, 1882
    Charleston, West Virginia, USA

    1874 - FIRES.

    Destructive Fire at Charleston, West Va.
    Special Dispatch to the Enquirer.
    CHARLESTON, WEST VA., December 11. — A fire occurred tonight in Gebhart’s building, on the south side of Kanawha street, opposite the Court-house, destroying all the buildings on both sides of Kanawha street, from Court to Alderson streets, including the St. Alberts Hotel, Kyle’s liquor saloon, Lowenstein’s saddlery, Lawhorn’s furniture, Bullard’s barber shot, Balches & Scott’s shoe shop, C. P. Snyder’s law office,... Read MORE...

    Cincinnati Daily Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  December 11, 1874

    Rich's Patent
    Julia Marlowe Shoes
    The Most Perfect Fitting Foot Wear Ever Made

    The Rich Shoe Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898

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    Brewer, Maine, USA

    1890 - A FATAL FALL. One man killed and Several Injured Wednesday Morning

    A fatal accident occurred yesterday morning at the ice house of the American Ice Company, and was the principal subject of inquiry yesterday on the street. A large addition is being built at the ice house, and a force of twenty-six men has been employed there. They were engaged yesterday morning in placing the trusses in position at the roof, and five of them were at work upon a staging, which was about forty-five feet from the ground. They were in the act of raising some large timbers to their ... Read MORE...

    Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  December 11, 1890

    1941  December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.

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    America - Did you know?

     1770: Boston Massacre: British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirées, when they would gather to tell stories, or to share in celebrations. In town, many people would go to inns and taverns. There, they would drink spirits and play cards, billiards, ...Read MORE...

    Virtual Museum of New France. For more information visit virtual-museum-of-new-france

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    Visit Ashland, New Hampshire, USA!

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

    South Main St. and Soldiers Monument

    "Frozen Dainties" FREE
    The White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898

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    Died December 11


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