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Friday, March 29, 2024


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 March 30, 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 March 30 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Bethel, Vermont, USA

    1920 - NEW BETHEL FACTORY. Weston, Mass., Shoe Plant Will Come to Vermont.

    Bethel, March 30. - Arrangements have been closed for the transfer to Bethel of the shoe manufacturing business of the Seaver Shoe Co., now located at Stoneham, Mass. A corporation will be organized under the laws of the state of Vermont to carry on and increase the business by Bethel men who will furnish additional capital. The Weston shop has been secured for the business, and work will begin this week fitting the building for occupancy and it is expected that about May 1 Mr. Seaver will move ... Read MORE...

    St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  March 30, 1920

    Philadelphia Botanic Co. Pennyroyal Leaves Philadelphia, Pa.
    Philadelphia Botanic Co.
    Pennyroyal Leaves
    Philadelphia, Pa.

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    Anchorage, Alaska, USA


    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - As Alaskans toiled to dig out from the rubble of Friday's great earthquake, Civil Defense officials listed new casualty figures today of 21 known dead and 83 missing and presumed.

    Fifty-five were reported to have been injured.

    This means if those presumed dead - most were washed to sea by tidal waves following the quake - are indeed dead the toll will be more than 100.

    Before this morning's report, an estimated 70 had been listed as dead or presumed so.

    Gov. ...

    The Daily Sentinel -  Sitka, Alaska -  March 30, 1964


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    The Best Orange Pudding that ever was tasted

    PARE the Yellow Rind of two fair Sevil- Oranges, so very thin that no part of the White comes with it; shred and beat it extremely small in a large Stone Mortar; add to it when very fine, half a pound...Read MORE...

    ‘A Collection of above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery.’ Kettilby, 1719

    Buy Your Wall-Paper by Mail from the Manufacturers Kayser & Allman 1214-1216 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.  Ladies Home Journal March 1898
    Buy Your Wall-Paper by Mail from the Manufacturers
    Kayser & Allman
    1214-1216 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898

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    Victorian man 

    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Though her suspicions be perfectly groundless; though they be wild as the dreams of madmen; though they may present a mixture of the furious and ridiculous, still they are to be treated with the greatest lenity and...Read MORE...

    The Young Husband’s Book, 1837

    Claremont, New Hampshire, USA


    CLAREMONT, N. H., - March 29. - It was discovered at 1 o'clock this morning that the Tremont House was on fire. The building was leased by F. H. Gibson & Co., with Riley Deming as manager and Frederick Marvin as clerk. The flames were first discovered by Mr. Deming, who, with his family, occupied rooms on the first floor. His wife was awakened by what seemed to be the shattering of a window. She immediately aroused Mr. Deming, who went directly to the office. He detected an indication of fire... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 30, 1879

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia, USA


    Mrs. James GARDNER, Jr., of Pt. Pleasant, Died in Burning of Home
    Point Pleasant was the scene Wednesday of the funeral of Mrs. James Gardner, Jr., a young matron of that place who met death in a tragic manner Tuesday morning.

    Mrs. Gardner was seated in front of the fire in her home with her ten months old baby in her arms and her six year old daughter, Alice, beside her.

    The little girl pushed a chair to the mantel piece and stood on the chair, trying to get something from off the... Read MORE...

    Huntington Advertiser -  Huntington, West Virginia -  March 30, 1911

    Poughkeepsie, New York, USA


    Special Dispatch to the New York Times.

    Poughkeepsie, N. Y., March 29. - A terrible accident occurred on the ferry boat at this place this afternoon. MARTIN McCUE and his wife MARY, with her baby, eight months old, drove on board in a wagon; when the boat started the horse commenced backing, and did not stop till all went overboard. MRS. McCUE was undoubtedly struck by the horse, as she did not live three minutes, nor did her... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 30, 1874

    Sainte-Foy, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Foy)

    1979 - 17 DIE, 7 INJURED IN PLANE CRASH.

    St. Foy, Que. (UPI) - Seventeen people died and seven were seriously injured Thursday night in the fiery crash of a Quebec Air turboprop that plunged into a field and shattered into three pieces minutes after taking off.

    The dead included all three crew members and 14 passengers, a Quebec Air spokesman said today. The seven injured were reported out of danger but in serious condition with burns and fractures.
    The Fairchild F-27 aircraft, bound for Montreal, took off from St. Foy's... Read MORE...

    Daily Intelligencer -  Doylestown, Pennsylvania -  March 30, 1979

    1889  A unique chair made of the horns of Texas cattle was lately sent from San Antonio to the White House.
    It is the gift of a San Antonio banker to President Harrison, and cost its donor $1,500. The horns are riveted with gold, and there are a number of gold plates used in its construction. From one of them glistens a very handsome diamond.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889

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    1889  Henry Paine, a ten-year-old boy of Roanoke, Va., was killed on the 27th by a ball bat in the hands of a young colored companion.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889

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    1889  It was stated by the Governor of Lower California on the 26th that the discoveries at the Santa Clara placers had been exaggerated, and only practical miners were finding gold.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889

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    1867  March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent per acre, by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
    U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was ridiculed in Congress and in the press as "Seward's folly," "Seward's icebox," and President Andrew Johnson's "polar bear garden."
    March 30, 1867

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    1954 March 30, 1954: Official opening of Canada's first subway (Toronto)

    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    March 30, 1954

    Visit Toronto, Ontario, Canada (York)!

    1858 March 30, 1858: H. L. Lipman, of Philadelphia, patented the first pencil with eraser
    In 1858, an American inventor named Hyman Lipman patented the design for a pencil with an attached eraser. His invention involved attaching a small rubber eraser to the end of a wooden pencil, creating a convenient two-in-one writing and erasing tool. This innovation made pencils more practical and popular, as it eliminated the need to carry a separate eraser.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    March 30, 1858

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    1889  Fire
    A church and five business buildings were destroyed by fire at West Haven, Conn., on the 27th.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889

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    1895  Fire
    Seven blocks thickly covered with residences and business houses in St. Augustine, Florida, have been destroyed by fire St. Augustine claims to be the oldest city in the United States, a fort having been built there by the Spaniards in 1563 - long before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.

    Daily Nevada State Journal
    Reno, Nevada
    March 30, 1895

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    US flag 

    America - Did you know?

     One out of every 10 Americans has been employed by McDonald’s at some point.

    Canadian flag 

    Quebec - Did you know?

     In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, often a dozen or more of them, were stowed away at ...Read MORE...

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


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    Visit Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA (N., E., W.) (Teaticket) (Woods Hole)!

    Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

    St. Barnabas Church, Falmouth, Mass.
    St. Barnabas Church, Falmouth, Mass.
    The Folding Pocket Kodak Loads in Daylight Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.  Ladies Home Journal February 1898
    The Folding Pocket Kodak
    Loads in Daylight
    Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    Died March 30


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