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Sunday, November 26, 2023

November 27 News - 1869 - Isaac S Geer, of Lisbon, Conn., in making some changes in a water pipe, found it needful to extend one through an under drain that ran several feet below the surface...

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 November 27, 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 November 27 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Providence Novelty Co., 1907
    Providence Novelty Co., 1907

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    Lisbon, Connecticut, USA

    1869 - Isaac S Geer, of Lisbon, Conn., in making some changes in a water pipe, found it needful to extend one through an under drain that ran several feet below the surface.

    How to get the pipe through without taking up the drain was a problem. But Mr. Geer studied upon it, and after a while hit upon this admirable plan: He opened the lower end of the drain, and then catching an old calico cat that had been a resident of his family for several years, attached a small line to her leg; then thrusting her into the upper end, and giving a most unearthly "scat," she popped out at the other end, all covered with mud and water, with the line attached to her leg, quicker... Read MORE...

    St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 27, 1869


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Egg Toast

    Beat an egg smooth with half a teacup of rich milk. Dip slices of stale bread in this and fry a nice brown in butter. If for “the men,” add a pinch of pepper and salt to the egg. For children omit these and give them honey or syrup with ...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, July 19, 1882
    The White Sewing Machine Company was a sewing machine company founded in 1858 in Templeton, Massachusetts, by Thomas H. White and based in Cleveland,
    The White Sewing Machine Company was a sewing machine company founded in 1858 in Templeton, Massachusetts, by Thomas H. White and based in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1866. Founded as the White Manufacturing Company it took the White Sewing Machine Company name when it was incorporated in 1876. wikipedia

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    Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

    1888 - No Longer a Showman. Barnum Turns Over His Interests and Retires to Private Life.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 27. - P. T. Barnum, the showman, is a thing of the past. He has settled up his business, and announced that he had turned his whole circus over to Mr. Bailey, who will own and conduct it, and that he himself has forever retired. Advancing years and a desire to enjoy his old age in quiet are the causes which led Mr. Barnum to close out. Mrs. Barnum is getting infirm. He shows his years, and he repeatedly announced that the cozy little brick cottage in which he intends to... Read MORE...

    The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 27, 1888

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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    Never criticise a companion's dress, or indeed make any remark whatever upon it. If a near friend, you may, if sincere, admire any article, but with a mere acquaintance let it pass unnoticed. If, however, any accident has happened to the dress, of...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
    Passaic, New Jersey, USA

    1899 - MEAT AND TURKEYS BURNED. Flames Destroy the Plant of the Passaic Beef Company.

    Passaic, N. J., Nov. 27. - The plant of the Passaic Beef Company on the Erie Railroad, near the station here, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The fire was one of the worst that this city has ever seen. The building was largely devoted to hold storage, and the firemen were driven back time and again by ammonia fumes which escaped from the tanks and pipes.

    During the fire the big tank in which the ammonia is compressed blew up, George Mi?? and George Griffin, employes[sic] of the company,... Read MORE...

    New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  November 27, 1899

    East Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Broad Brook) (Warehouse Point) (Melrose) (Scantic) (Windsorville)

    1869 - Sad Accident

    A serious accident occurred in East Windsor, Ct., on Monday. Two young men named Edward Osborne and William Wolf (according to a deposition of Osborne, now lying at the point of death) as they were hunting in the woods, Wolf drew up his gun and pointed at Osborne, who was only a rod off, and asked, 'Will you risk me?' He replied 'Yes.' Wolf then fired and the entire charge of shot entered Osborne's head through his eye. Wolf then helped him home and claimed he supposed the gun was half cocked.... Read MORE...
    Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 27, 1869

    1890  Foot Race
    Peter Teirney and Henry Feige, two heavyweights ran a foot race on Onota street Saturday for a purse of $5. The distance was 100 yards, and Tierney won by less that a foot in 10 3/4 seconds. Each man weighs about 200 pounds, and the time is doubted.

    The Berkshire County Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    1924  November 27 – In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held

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    1869  A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:
    "TO ALL FENIANS. "Vive la Republique! "The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on that day she will be shot. She seldom gives a chance. The opportunity won't be lost! "GOD SAVE IRELAND!" But the Queen was not shot, though she graced the opening of the Holborn viaduct with her presence.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1926  November 27 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

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    St. Albans, Vt., Nov. 26. - A fire, which broke out about 12:30 o'clock this morning, proved to be the most disastrous that St. Albans has known for many years. The total loss is estimated at $150,000. The flames were first seen in a small barn rented by CHARLES BAILEY, a hackman, and situated in the rear of a store in Main Street. The wind was blowing from a northerly direction, and it drove the fire into STROUD'S livery barns. Owing to the stiff breeze the fire had its own way until the...

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1877  Avid Reader
    Publishers of newspapers seldom meet with such conscientious subscribers as one Mrs. Butts, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Although seventy-five years old, she is reported to have recently walked from her home to New Bedford - a distance of fourteen miles - for the sole purpose of paying her subscription to a newspaper of that town.

    Delaware County Daily Times
    Chester, Pennsylvania

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    1884  Horse Led to Chapel
    Some students in the Industrial institute at Worcester, Massachusetts, recently led a horse up two flights of stairs to the chapel. Twenty-eight members or the classes have been suspended for refusing to confess the details.

    The Belleville Telescope
    Belleville, Kansas

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    1888  Blizzard - MONTREAL, Canada, Nov. 27. - One of the most severe storms of snow and wind known here for years broke over this province and Ontario Sunday evening and still continues.
    The wind at times blew as hard as seventy miles per hour. The streets and surrounding country are covered with snow drifts, ten feet deep in places, and the most severe cold prevails. The horse car lines are stopped...

    The Fort Wayne Sentinel
    Fort Wayne, Indiana

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    1888  Steamer Frozen
    The steamer Pomeranian, bound for Liverpool, which grounded at Sorel, attempted to reach Quebec Sunday with the aid of four tugs. Yesterday not only the steamer but the tugs, too, were frozen in solid. The Pomeranian will not get through this season. Her bows are badly cut by the ice, and the channel being so narrow, she will probably be forced ashore on the rocks and become a total loss. The Allan Steamship company, which owns her, will lose over $300,000.

    The Fort Wayne Sentinel
    Fort Wayne, Indiana

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    1882  Yellow Fever
    Yellow fever has broken out at St. Anne de la Pocatiere and St. Pacome. It spread from bodies of persons who died in the United States, and were taken home for interment.

    St. Albans Daily Messenger
    St. Albans, Vermont

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    US flag 

    America - Did you know?

     One of the 13 articles in the 1781 US Articles of Confederation states that it will automatically be accepted if Canada wants to be admitted into the United States.

    Canadian flag 

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec City, known by tourists and travellers as Quebec, is one of the most beautiful cities in North America, looking suspiciously like several European cities. The American and Canadian houses are mostly built of wood, but in Quebec, especially in ...Read MORE...

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    Swift River Covered Bridge, Conway, White Mts., N.H.
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    Parmelee Bros. Pasteurized Light Cream, Bethlehem, Conn.
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