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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

February 8 News - 1943 - In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.

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 8, 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 8 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Hurlbuts High Grade Papers Hurlbut Stationery Co., Pittsfield, Mass.  The Ladies Home Journal February 1898  In 1893, Arthur W. Eaton, then pr
    Hurlbut's High Grade Papers
    Hurlbut Stationery Co., Pittsfield, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

    In 1893, Arthur W. Eaton, then president of the Hurlbut Paper Manufacturing Company of South Lee, organized the Hurlbut Stationery Company, in association with William A. Pike of the firm of Hard and Pike, which conducted a modest manufactory of stationery in the city of New York. Pittsfield, rather than South Lee, was finally selected as the headquarters of the enterprise; and the plant of Hard and Pike was removed
    from New York to the factory on South Church Street, which had been erected in 1883 for the Terry Clock Company, and had for a year been disused. The purchase of this building by
    Mr. Eaton personally in 1893 probably caused the new industry to be established in Pittsfield. There, in August, 1893, the Hurlbut Stationery Company began its course.
    History of Pittfield, Mass., 1916

    1893 - Eli Terry Clock Co. Clock Tower building is bought by Arthur Eaton, founder of Hurlbut Stationery Co. It is the largest paper-converting plant for fine stationery in the world. Hurlbut later becomes Eaton Paper Co.

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    1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.

    Steps in Rationing Listed

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (AP) - Step forward in your last pair of unrationed shoes and consider 13 months of rationing in the United States -

    Tires came first. A buying wave broke out the day after Pearl Harbor and the Government froze all sales of new tires Dec. 11, 1941. Rationing began Jan. 5, 1942, under regulations designed to keep essential drivers on the road. Retread rationing followed Feb. 19.

    Rationing of automobiles came March 2, with sales restricted... Read MORE...

    Pottstown Mercury -  Pottstown, Pennsylvania -  February 8, 1943

    Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA


    Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 5 - Mrs. Mary E. Wellman and her daughter have accomplished, a ride on horseback which makes the 90 mile ride required of the army officers look small in comparison. They rode alone from El Paso, Texas, to Fayetteville, Ark., a distance of 1,500 miles and undertook the hard journey for the sake of education. The daughter is now in college and doing well. Mrs. Wellman tells the experiences of her trip in the following graphic words:

    "Necessity, and a desire to keep...

    The Chanute Daily Tribune -  Chanute, Kansas -  February 8, 1909

    Washington, DC, USA


    Washington, Feb. 8. - Fire which broke out on the roof of the United States Treasury building here late today threatened to reach the test room of the Prohibition Bureau, where explosive chemicals are stored.

    The fire was still raging at 4 o'clock and firemen were making strenuous efforts to prevent its reaching the chemical store room.
    Firemen, however, believed they would have the fire under control within a short time.

    The fire, breaking out suddenly in the roof of the historic... Read MORE...

    Moberly Evening Democrat -  Missouri -  February 8, 1922


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Digestibility of Raisins - Yes, raisins are excellent, and quite digestible providing they are well cooked and thoroughly masticated; the seeds, of course, must be rejected. Soak the raisins in cold water over night; next morning bring to...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1898
    1928  February 8 - 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, NY

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    1861  February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

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    1877  Arrest and Escape from Prussia
    Jacob Straub, a naturalized citizen resident of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, just returned from a visit to his parents near Stroudsberg, Prussia, gives the particulars of his arrest by Purssia officials and enforced service in the army. He finally escaped to France, after many hardships, and embarked for this country. His friends will call the attention of the State Department at Washington.

    The Indiana Progress
    Indiana, Pennsylvania

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     February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing else to do, and no easy or inexpensive artificial light. Candles were in use, to be sure, but a great many more of them were burned on the altars of the...Read MORE...

    Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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    Ladies Going to California The California Limited - Santa Fe Route W. J. Black, Topeka, Kan.  The Ladies Home Journal February 1898
    Ladies Going to California
    The California Limited - Santa Fe Route
    W. J. Black, Topeka, Kan.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    Died February 8


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