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Monday, December 11, 2023

December 12 News - 1904 - SLIPPERY SIDEWALKS - City Ordinance Does Not Appear to Be Effective.

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 12, 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 12 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Bubble Boy for Your Bar Novelty House Box 2214, Pasadena, Calif.
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    Providence, Rhode Island, USA

    1904 - SLIPPERY SIDEWALKS - City Ordinance Does Not Appear to Be Effective.

    The sidewalks in the city of Providence are beginning to assume the same condition as last winter, many of them being already covered with snow and ice sufficient to make the walking quite a little dangerous.

    For several days the commissioner of public works has had men on the streets with teams sprinkling the icy sidewalks with sand, which is appreciated, and in speaking of the matter this morning Mr. Slade said that this was purely gratuitous on his part, as there was no law compelling the ... Read MORE...

    The Evening Telegraph -  Providence, Rhode Island -  Monday, December 12, 1904


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Ham Balls - Take cold-boiled or baked ham, chop fine, add as many eggs as there are persons to eat, and a little flour beaten together and make into balls. Fry brown in hot butter or dripping.
    Wilmington, Delaware, USA



    Wilmington, Del., Dec. 11. - (AP) - The roof of the rigging loft of the Playhouse here collapsed tonight during the second scene of a performance of "The Song of the Flame." More than a dozen members of the chorus occupied the stage at the time, were injured, several seriously, and the effects of the company so badly damaged that the company will be unable to continue its engagement.
    The seriously ...

    Joplin Globe -  Missouri -  December 12, 1925

    Coleman & Remington Photographie Studio 25 Westminster St. Providence, R.I.  Founded by William Coleman and O. M. Remington, 1868  Coleman neve
    Coleman & Remington
    Photographie Studio
    25 Westminster St.
    Providence, R.I.

    Founded by William Coleman and O. M. Remington, 1868

    Coleman never married or had children, and he lived in various boarding houses throughout his life. He worked for other photographers until 1868 when he partnered with Orville M. Remington and established a professional studio called “Coleman and Remington” located at 25 Westminster Street in Providence. This ended in 1876 when Remington gave up the photography profession.

    Coleman died in 1908 from pneumonia. He’s buried with his parents and siblings in their family lot at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.

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    1914  December 12 – The New York Stock Exchange re-opens, having been closed since August 1 except for bond trading.

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    1913  December 12 – Vincenzo Perugia tries to sell the Mona Lisa in Florence and is arrested.

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    1885  Daniel Fogg, of Cape Elizabeth, Me., has raised a Hubbard squash which weighs two hundred and twenty pounds.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1868  A little boy three years of age, son of Mrs. William Locke, of Newburgh, N. Y.,
    while in the garden a few days ago was pursued by a large skunk. The animal fastened itself on the child's arm, and commenced chewing away at its fingers. The mother of the terrified boy, hearing his screams, came to his assistance, and drove the animal off, but not until after she, herself, had been bitten. The skunk was killed.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1890  Hanged
    William Wallace Blanchard Hanged at Sherbrooke, Quebec Sherbrooke, Que., Dec. 12. - William Wallace Blanchard was hanged here this morning for the murder of Chas. A. Clakins on the eighteenth of Nov., 1889. The drop fell at 9:06 1/2 and at 9:30 the jail surgeon pronounced him dead. The execution was performed by Radcliffe who hanged Birchall and the whole proceedings were without an unpleasant incident.

    Grand Forks Herald
    Grand Forks, North Dakota

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    1868  Making Shoe Pegs
    The largest manufactory of shoe pegs in this country is said to be at Burlington, Vermont, where one factory is accustomed to transform every day four cords of wood into four hundred bushels of shoe pegs.
    Idaho Statesman

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    1836  Deacon George Galusha
    Deacon George Galusha, says a letter from Shaftsbury, Vermont, dated Nov. 21st, 'in a state of ill health and mental derangement, destroyed himself by hanging.' Mr Galusha was formerly Governor of Vermont.
    New Bedford Gazette
    New Bedford, Massachusetts

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    America - Did you know?

     In 1664, the English seized New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and renamed it New York.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such unions were auhtorized because women were, for a long time, far less numerous than men in the colony.

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    Cook Ely Photographic Artist Racine, Wisconsin
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    Photographic Artist
    Racine, Wisconsin

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    Died December 12


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