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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 14 News - 1893 - HORRIBLE R. R. WRECK - Seventeen Passengers Killed and Fifty-two Others Injured. THE AIR BREAKS FAILED TO WORK

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 14, 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 14 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Jackson, Michigan, USA

    1893 - HORRIBLE R. R. WRECK - Seventeen Passengers Killed and Fifty-two Others Injured. THE AIR BREAKS FAILED TO WORK

    And Causes a Heavily Loaded Second Section to Crash Into the First Section Causing Loss of Life to Many and Serious Injury to Others - Every Undertaking Establishment in Jackson is Overrun With Dead Bodies – List of the Killed.

    JACKSON, Mich., Oct. 13. - One of the most frightful railroad accidents of the year occurred here at 9:40 this morning. The second section of an Oswego special ran into the rear of the first section, telescoping two coaches, smashing cars and crushing the life out of... Read MORE...

    Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  October 14, 1893

    Flexible Flyer
    Smugglers' Notch Attic & Barns
    Foot of Mt. Mansfield, Stowe, Vt.

    Visit Stowe, Vermont, USA!

    Pueblo, Colorado, USA

    1893 - PUEBLO HOTEL BURNED. It Was Vacant and Boys Smoking Cigarettes Caused the Fire.

    PUEBLO, Oct. 10. - The MESA HOTEL burned to the ground yesterday. The hotel was six stories high with a three story cupola in addition. The walls were completed and the roof put on a year ago, but owing to the tightness of money the building was not completed.

    A gang of boys used the cupola for headquarters for gambling, smoking and mischief planning, there being no watchman, and the entrances being all open. At 10 o'clock the cupola caught fire from a cigarette and the boys had to run for... Read MORE...

    Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  October 14, 1893

    Los Gatos, California, USA


    San Jose, Cal., Oct. 13. - The most destructive fire in the history of Los Gatos occurred at an early hour this morning. The entire business section of the town was wiped out. The area covered by the fire is estimated at about four acres. Property variously estimated in value at from $100,000 to $150,000 was destroyed. A dozen or more business blocks, several manufactories, a livery stable, a church and many dwelling-houses were burned. The fire department was powerless to cope with the flames, ... Read MORE...

    Anaconda Standard -  Montana -  October 14, 1901


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Potato Salad

    Take some cold boiled potatoes and slice very thin; add to them three hard-boiled eggs, also sliced thin; chop one small fresh onion. In a glass bowl or salad dish put a layer of potatoes, then a layer of eggs, and sprinkle over them ...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, March 29, 1881
    1826  A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.

    American Advocate

    Visit Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)!

    1896  Fall River, Mass., Mills.
    Fall River, Mass., October 13. - The American linen mills started yesterday afternoon after a week's shut down on account of a breakdown. The Robeson mill is still stopped. The Metacomet stopped Saturday for an indefinite period and the Fall River manufactory will stop Saturday for an unknown time. Nothing is known regarding the course of the big mills.

    The Atlanta Constitution
    Atlanta, Georgia

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    1920  Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
    WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc., was closed indefinitely today, throwing out 2000 employees. The treasurer announced as a reason 'We can't afford to run.' The operatives say there were advised to see for jobs elsewhere, and if found, 'hang on to them.'
    Philadelphia Inquirer
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Visit Webster, Massachusetts, USA!


    America - Did you know?

     Pioneer Remedies - Ague

    Many settlers suffered from a disease called ague. Symptoms were similar to those of the flu and included fever, coughing, chills, and achiness.

    One so called "cure" for this disease was to kill a chicken and hold it's...Read MORE...

    Mormon Station State Historic Park. Genoa, Nevada


    Quebec - Did you know?

     The Hôtel de Glace is a hotel in Quebec City that is made entirely of snow and ice. Each year, it is reconstructed over the course of a month with a different theme.

    Picture of the Day

    Visit Salamanca, New York, USA!

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

    Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Station, Salamanca, N.Y.

    Jura-Simplon Railway

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    Died October 14


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