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Saturday, February 3, 2024

February 4 News - 1854 - Ascent of Mt. Washington

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 February 4, 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 February 4 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    1854 - Ascent of Mt. Washington

    We are informed by Mr. Thompson, of the Glen House, that three men made the ascent of Mt. Washington on the 12th of Dec. Their names were Jonathan Davis, Francis Smith and Barny McCormick. By picking their way they passed over hardly any snow. On the summit there was scarcely a breath of air stiffing, and it was so warm that the snow on the roof of the house melted and trickled from the caves. This is certainly very remarkable, taking into account the season of the year. We have been on the top ... Read MORE...

    Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  February 4, 1854

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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Queen Cakes

    Mix a pound of dried flour, the same of sifted sugar, and of washed clean currants. Wash a pound of butter in rose-water, beat it well, then mix with it eight eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately, and put in the dry ingredients...Read MORE...

    Maria Eliza Rundell, ‘A New System of Domestic Economy’, 1822
    Queens, New York, USA

    1918 - 27 HURT IN CRASH OF B. R. T. TRAINS - Rear-End Collision Due to a Heavy Fog and Defective Motor.


    Effort to Fix Blame for Accident Will Be Made Today Before Magistrate.

    Twenty-seven men and women were hurt in the wreck of two cars of B. R. T. elevated trains of the Liberty Avenue line at the Oxford Avenue Station, Queens, yesterday afternoon, caused by a rear-end collision in the fog, which prevented the motorman of the rear train seeing the one ahead. Some of the injured were among the persons on the platform. They were hit by parts of the demolished cars. Four... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 4, 1918

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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



    Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 4. - Two women and three men are known to have perished in a fire which swept the central portion of Canada's magnificent parliament building last night, destroying the chambers of commons and senate. Several others are reported missing and it is feared today they are buried in the ruins.

    All night long firemen, police and soldiers fought to save the $6,000,000 structure, which is considered one of... Read MORE...

    The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  February 4, 1916

    1938  February 4 - Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first cel-animated feature in motion picture history, is released in the United States following a premiere the previous year.

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    1888  At Malone, N. Y., the Empire block, including a hotel, opera-house and seven fine stores was burned on the 29th.
    Loss, $200,000. Isaac Chesley, a prominent merchant, was killed by and explosion in the hotel.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1932  February 4 - 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
    1932-02-06 - 1st Olympic dog sled race, Lake Placid, NY (demonstration sport)

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    1890  LOSSES BY FIRE.
    Fire Sunday night destroyed the two-story wooden block at the lower end of Court-street, Watertown, N. Y., owned by A. E. Baron, and occupied by Decout & Co., grocers and meat dealers; W. C. Greene, drugs, and J. A. McGregor, boots and shoes. The planking on the new iron bridge over the Black River at this point took fire and was burned considerably, warping some of the ironwork and rendering the structure temporarily unserviceable. The loss on the buildings is $10,000, and the insurance...

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    Fire of an unknown origin, which started about 7 o'clock last night, completely destroyed the main building of the Bridgeport wood finishing company's plant at New Milford, Ct. Owing to the high wind which fanned the flames and the limited fire-fighting apparatus, it was impossible to make any headway against the fire, and all attention was turned to saving adjoining buildings. A bucket brigade was the means of saving the near-by buildings, except a small office, which was burned. It is...

    Springfield Republican
    Springfield, Massachusetts

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     1836 - Alabama become the first state in the U.S. to officially legalize Christmas.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, but it is singular that among [French Canadian] peasants they are regarded as protecting goblins, and that no one would think of parting with them,...Read MORE...

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

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    The Swan, a.k.a. The Nine Mile House 815 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky Routes 25 and 42  20 Minutes from Cincinnati  SAM A. GAREY, Manager Fam
    The Swan, a.k.a. The Nine Mile House
    815 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky
    Routes 25 and 42
    20 Minutes from Cincinnati
    SAM A. GAREY, Manager
    Famous for Kentucky Mint Juleps
    Open the Year Around, Serving
    Southern Fried Chicken, Steaks, Lobster,
    Country Ham and Sea Food Dinners
    Northern Kentucky's Finest Dining Room

    "The proprietors of the Swan are reputed to have abandoned the place very, very suddenly in 1955, essentially walking out the door with the clothes on their backs, and with dinner, not eaten,
    on the table..."
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