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Monday, November 6, 2023

December 2 News - 1871 - A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass...

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 2, 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 2 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    1884 Grover Cleveland campaign poster

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Johnny Cake - One cup sweet milk, one cup wheat flour, one and one-half cups corn meal, one tablespoonful sugar, one egg, butter half the size of an egg, one teaspoonful cream tartar, one-half a teaspoonful soda, a little salt. Bake in a tin...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 30, 1881
    New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

    1892 - An Opera House Burned.

    NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which consists of hand and a bucket brigade, could control the flames the building was damaged to the extent of several thousand dollars. The building is also used as a Town Hall and offices, and it is feared that the records have been damaged.

    Rankin & Meadie's "Runaway Wife" company were to have played here this evening, and some of their properties... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 2, 1892

    1927  December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

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    1864  Train Accident
    James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was run over and instantly killed by an evening train, week before last, near North Pownal.

    The Vermont Phoenix
    Brattleboro, Vermont

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    1871  Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1871  A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass.,
    and carefully let down a piece of meat covered with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterwards found that the bait had been lowered into the pork barrel.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1816  December 2 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

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    1871  Mill Fire
    The Grey-stone mills in North Providence, Rhode Island, owned by R. W. Cady, and run by Zebulon Whipple, was burned yesterday morning. The insurance was thirty thousand dollars on the mill and machinery, and five thousand on the stock. The loss not ascertained.

    Memphis Daily Appeal
    Memphis, Tennessee

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    1876  March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent 174,466).
    Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest difficulty, even the voices of the speakers being easily recognized. Whispering was found to be perfectly audible, but was unintelligible. After a time, instead of grounding the wire at Salem, it was connected with North Conway, a distance of 143 miles from Boston, thus leaving Salem as a way...

    Democrat and Chronicle
    Rochester, New York

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    America - Did you know?

     Snake Alley, the most crooked street in the world, can be found in Burlington, Iowa.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec’s forest covers more than 750,000 km2, which is the size of Sweden and Norway together! It represents 20% of the Canadian forests and 2% of the world’s forests.

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