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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 10 News - 1890 - FISHING FOR TURTLES. When the Shell-Backed Monster Bites Run Like a Steer.

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 October 10, 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 October 10 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Needs no Washing out
    The "Odorless" Refrigerator

    The Keyser Mfg Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898

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    Catskill, New York, USA


    Catskill, Oct. 9 - While a hundred spectators were on the lower village bridge to-day watching the most destructive freshet seen here in thirty years a brick barge broke from its fastenings and crashed into the bridge, carrying away the longest span. Five men went down with the mass of iron, and two of them - CAPT. MICHAEL MORAN and WILLIAM DWYER - were drowned. The others were swept ashore and escaped.

    The village is without electric lights to-night, and the trolley road is tied up, owing... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 10, 1903

    Newtown, Connecticut, USA (Sandy Hook)


    DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 9. - One person dead and more than a score injured is the result of a head-on collision of the Highland division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad at 7:25 this evening directly in front of the station at Sandy Hook.

    An excursion train of fourteen cars running from the Fair Grounds to Waterbury, failed to take a siding, it is alleged and crashed into the regular west-bound train standing in front of the station, discharging passengers. The engines on both... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 10, 1902


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes


    Take one pint of sifted flour, one level teaspoonful of salt. Beat three eggs light, add one pint of milk, and gradually stir into the flour mixture; beat six minutes after all are together; put into gem pans, and bake from twenty to...Read MORE...

    Dr. N.T. Oliver’s The Century Cook Book, 1894
    Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

    1890 - FISHING FOR TURTLES. When the Shell-Backed Monster Bites Run Like a Steer.

    Terrapin or turtle farms are run in the South and on the Pacific coast, but the business has only been tried in New England as an experiment. As experiments, many of these have been failures, so far as a money making basis is concerned, and many are now kept up for the pleasure of the owner, or by some hotel keeper who takes pride in serving turtle soup unadulterated.

    In Cumberland, R.I., there is a small pond that is well stocked with this toothsome food animal. It is a small sheet of... Read MORE...

    Hornellsville Weekly Tribune -  Hornellsville, New York -  October 10, 1890

    The Sanitary Still
    The Cuprigraph Co.
    79 North Green Street
    Chicago, Ill.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

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    Lewiston, Maine, USA

    1869 - TELEGRAMS. TERRIFIC HURRICANE AT EASTPORT, ME. Great Destruction of Property and Life. THE STORM IN MAINE.

    ...LEWISTON, Me., Oct.9.---The Evening Journal has a report of a great freshet on Swift River, in Oxford County, showing a rise of thirty-six feet in twelve hours in that stream, which is a tributary of the Androscoggin. The improvements of the Lewiston Steam Mill Company, for lumbering operations, were destroyed, and their large dam swept away. Scores of inter-vale farms were covered several feet deep with sand. Numerous houses and barns were demolished. The people barely escaped with their... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 10, 1869


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies


    Wealth and abundant service does not always bring this. A neat, orderly house throughout is rarer than we suppose. Had we liberty to investigate many a home, we should find a surprising lack of knowledge of many simple sanitary ...Read MORE...

    Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
    1899  Two Men Now Held Under Suspicion - They Tell Contradictory Stories
    Henry Feige, watchman for Gimlich & white at their brewer on the corner of Columbus avenue and John street, was assaulted about 2:25 o'clock this morning by six men. An entrance was gained to the office, the object undoubtedly being to blow open the large safe. Feige's outcries were heard by the neighbors and the burglars fearing detection fled before securing any booty. Feige was of the opinion that six men were implicated in the assault, although not certain this number of men were...

    The Berkshire Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

    1893  October 10 – The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.

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    1928  October 10 - The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 90 degrees, their latest such reading of record.

    The Weather Channel

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    1905  Big Loss By Fire
    St. John, N. B., Oct 10. - News of the burning of the big lumber mills and other property of the Tracadie Lumber company, at Tracadie, N. B., reached here Monday. The mill buildings, a hotel, manager's residence and a number of small structures were destroyed, as well as a large quantity of manufactured lumber. The loss is placed at about $120,000, and is said to be covered by insurance.

    Daily News-Democrat
    Huntington, Indiana

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    1871  October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago, with losses estimated at $200 million.

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    1897  Died at 108
    Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in Quebec. Five generations of her descendants are living.

    Springfield Republican
    Springfield, Massachusetts

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    1878  Strange Fire
    The wife of a hard working German farmer at Woodbridge, Conn., during her husband's absence last Saturday, accidentally set her clothes on fire. She rushed to the stable and threw herself on to the hay, in the vain hope of extinguishing the flames. The stable was set on fire and consumed, and the woman ended her misery by jumping into a well.
    New Hampshire Sentinel
    New Hampshire

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    America - Did you know?

     1831 - William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing the Liberator, a weekly paper that advocates the complete abolition of slavery. He becomes one of the most famous figures in the abolitionist movement.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number, 27,000 arrived alive... All in all of the 27,000 immigrants, 14,000, or a little more than half, settled in New France.

    Picture of the Day

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    Principal's Residence, State Normal School, Keene, N.H.

    A New Idea in Trunks
    The Stallman Dresser Trunk
    F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

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    Died October 10


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