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Monday, November 6, 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.

    The Clinton Safety Pin
    The Oakville Company
    Waterbury, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898

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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

    Apple Fritters.

    Pare some apples and cut them in thin slices - put them in a bowl, with a glass of brandy, some white wine, a quarter of a pound of pounded sugar, a little cinnamon finely powdered and the rind of a lemon grated; let them stand...Read MORE...

    The Virginia Housewife or Methodical Cook, 1828
    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

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

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898

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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?

     June 15, 1846 - Oregon Treaty fixes U.S.-Canadian border at 49th parallel; U.S. acquires Oregon territory.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to bring woe upon the people. If a lutin becomes offended, his master might discover his boots filled with peas or with pebbles. His pantaloons might be sewed up at the knee. He...Read MORE...

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

    Picture of the Day

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    Post Office from Across the Pond, Whiting, Me.

    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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    Died December 12


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