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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 12 News - 1897 - THE WORK OF LIGHTNING

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 September 12, 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 September 12 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Bennington, Vermont, USA (North Bennington)

    1912 - BAD WRECK ON RUTLAND. Three Are Dead and Eleven Are Injured Near Bennington.

    Bennington, Sept. 9. - In a head-on collision a mile north of the railway station, two persons were killed and nearly a score injured, one fatally. The accident occurred when a passenger train on the Rutland railroad from Troy ran into a southbound milk train. Both locomotives were wrecked and two cars of the passenger train were telescoped.

    The milk train was an hour late. It had the right of way and was running at a good speed. The passenger train, having just left the station here, had ... Read MORE...

    St. Albans Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  September 12, 1912

    The St. James Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida

    Boston Evening Transcript
    Boston, Massachusetts
    January 30, 1890

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    Fort Worth, Texas, USA


    Latest Particulars of the Death of Charlie Howell

    Charlie Norvell was a young man between 17 and 18 years of age. He was a farmer and trader and lived with his father, one brother and three sisters one mile southwest of town.

    Yesterday Charlie was sitting on his horse near the court house fence on the square here during a thunderstorm, when a flash of lightning instantly killed him and his horse.

    The young man never drew a breath after he was stricken, and the horse scarcely moved a... Read MORE...

    Fort Worth Morning Register -  Fort Worth, Texas -  September 12, 1897

    Anchorage, Alaska, USA


    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - At least 14 persons, two of them women, died Monday in an early morning fire that destroyed the two-story, 33-room Lane Hotel on the edge of Anchorage's main business district.
    Anchorage police said 14 bodies, some of them burned beyond recognition, were recovered from the ruins of the frame building at Fourth Avenue and C street.

    The fire started at 1:17 a.m., Alaska Standard Time, during a cold, driving rain and flames quickly swept through the building, burst... Read MORE...

    Daily Sitka Sentinel -  Sitka, Alaska -  September 12, 1966


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Kidneys in Batter

    Make a thick batter, season with pepper and salt; cut the kidneys in thick slices, put some butter into a pan, and when the blue steam rises, put in the slices, which must be previously dipped in and covered with the batter; fry ...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, July 16, 1882

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    Canute Water

    The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    March 14, 1944

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    1868  One J. H. Mower, of Tonawanda, New York, claims to have discovered a new method of sub-aqueous communication, by which he can converse with persons at a distance without cable or other conductor than the water.
    He proposes to establish communication between America and Spain within three months at an expense of not more than $10,000. Electricians discredit the statement.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1895  Train Accident
    Frank Roney, brakeman on the Toledo and Ohio Central Association railroad, while coupling freight cars on the grade at Marietta, fell under the wheels and lost a foot and had the other badly crushed.

    The Salem Daily News
    Salem, Ohio

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    1949  Vacation Continues
    Morton (AP)- Students at Randle, in Eastern Lewis County, were still on vacation after destruction of their school by fire last week. Utilization of the Packwood grade school and vacant buildings in Randle was under considerations by the school board, but no decision had been reached. A proposal to secure war surplus Quonset huts was rejected as too expensive.

    Walla Walla Union Bulletin
    Walla Walla, Washington

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    1875  HEAVY LOSSES.
    Rutland, Vt., Sept. 11. - A fire in the Middlebury Paper Company's mill at Middlebury, Vt., destroyed last night the paper mill buildings, of the Middlebury Manufacturing Co., and 29 business houses, two halls, six dwelling houses with the highway bridge. Total loss estimated at $100,000, insurance $82,000.

    Sedalia Daily Democrat
    Sedalia, Missouri

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    America - Did you know?

     Observation of foreign travelers to America:

    The Many Commercials About Medication

    When watching television in the US you are bound to see at least a few commercials that are trying to sell some type of medication to help with some illness....Read MORE...


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they planted crops, took animals to pasture, and fixed fences. They ploughed the land with a team of oxen, then seeded it. They also cultivated a...Read MORE...

    Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)

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    Visit Nelson, New Hampshire, USA (Munsonville)!

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

    Church at Nelson, N. H.

    Pillsbury's Soy Golden Bake Mix

    Exciting Muffin with SOY!

    The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    March 14, 1944

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    Died September 12


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