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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 16 News - 1886 - Sensible Advice to Miners

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 16, 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 16 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Genton Clothes
    Main at Pitkin St.
    East Hartford, Conn.

    Riverdale Road
    West Springfield, Mass.

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    Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

    1886 - Sensible Advice to Miners

    (Mauch Chunk Times.)

    Thursday was said to be the day on which the miners of the Hazleton region would strike for a reduction in the price of supplies and a raise of ten per cent, in wages. This striking business has in the past proven very disastrous to the miners, but it is thought that on account of the organization of the men things will be different this time. There is really no certainty that the strike will occur and we hope it will not for many reasons. The operators can afford a... Read MORE...

    The Hazleton Sentinel -  Hazleton, Pennsylvania -  Thurs, September 16, 1886

    Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee) (Wilder)


    Confused Orders and Caused Collision on the Boston & Maine Railroad.


    Passenger Car Telescoped in Crash with Freight in New Hampshire and Occupants Crushed to Death.

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., Sept.15. - A head-on collision between the south-bound Quebec Express and a north-bound freight train on the Concord division of the Boston & Maine Road occurred four miles north of Canaan Station early to-day, due to a mistake in train dispatcher's orders, and from a... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 16, 1907


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Maple Icing - For maple icing boil together half a cup of cream, one cup scraped maple sugar and one tablespoonful of lemon juice. Cook until it forms a a soft mass when dropped into cold water.

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    Packard Louisville Motor Company, Incorporated
    Broadway at Campbell

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    New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

    1888 - Fire

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 15. - Early this morning at New-Canaan the large three-story dwelling house, situated near what is known as "Selleck's Corners," was discovered to be in flames. In less than an hour, despite the active work by the local fire companies, the building and its contents were totally destroyed.

    The house and its immediate surroundings have for some years borne a queer reputation and at one time the place was said to be haunted by the spirit of a Mrs.... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 16, 1888


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Time is precious, life short, and consequently not a single moment should be lost . Sensible men know how to make the most of time, and put out their whole sum either to interest or pleasure : they are never idle , but continually employed either in amusements or study.
    About 12 o'clock, last night a fire broke out in the Mitchell Block at Hooksett, and before the flames could be stopped the building was entirely consumed. It was formerly used as a store but of the late has been occupied by families. The store house for cotton of the Amoskeag Co., caught fire on the roof several times, but by much effort it was kept from the cotton. It is said the fire was set. - Manchester Mirror, 11th.

    New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette
    Concord, New Hampshire

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    1857  Fatal Accident
    We have been informed that Mr. ISAIAH HODSON of Tamworth came to his end very suddenly, by falling down stairs and breaking his neck. The facts as we heard them are, he and his wife went up stairs and his wife went to bed, but he sat down at the top of the stairs, and it is supposed dropped to sleep and pitched down. The accident occurred last week. - N. H. Democrat.

    New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette
    Concord, New Hampshire

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    1869 1869
    CONCORD, N. H., Sept. 15. - J. F. FERRIN'S paper mill, in Warner, was destroyed by fire last night. The loss is $14,000; insured for $10,000. H. C. CARTER loses in stock $900. He is insured for $500. W. S. DAVIS & Co.'s saw, shingle and clapboard mill, situated near the paper mill, was also burned. Loss, $4,000; Insured for $2,000.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1897  September 16 - At Lucon, France, an ancient inn has for its sign "The Four Things to be Feared," which is the legend under a painting representing a cat, a monkey, a woman and a judge.

    The Waterloo Press
    Waterloo, Indiana

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    1873  BATH: DROWNED.
    Bath, Me., Sept. 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was coming through Merrymeeting Bay last night, she grounded on the shoals, and the captain and four others put off in the boat with a large kedge-anchor to haul the schooner into deep water, during which the boat was capsized, and the captain's brother, Kernard Cassidy of Calais, was drowned. His body was recovered and forwarded to Calais. He leaves a wife and seven children. Coming down the river...

    Daily Kennebec Journal
    Augusta, Maine

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    1857  Fire
    FIRE IN PITTSFIELD. - Early on Friday morning, the dwelling houses and outbuildings of James M. Blake and Levi Tilton, in Pittsfield village, were destroyed by fire. Most of their contents were saved. Mr. Blake was insured for $1000; his loss was much more. Mr. Tilton was not insured at all. The fire is suppose to have been the diabolical work of an incendiary.

    New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette
    Concord, New Hampshire

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    NEW-HAVEN, Sept. 15. - A tornado cut a swath through the northern part of the City of Bridgeport about midnight on Thursday. It unroofed several houses and snapped a number of large trees off near the ground. The tornado lasted about three minutes, and was apparently about three hundred yards wide. It was accompanied by a rumbling noise, and the houses in its path shook as if an earthquake was coming.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1829  Melancholy Incident
    Quebec, August 27. A melancholy incident occurred a few days ago a little below Kamouraska. Two children of about six years of age, who had gone to gather fruit did not return home the same day they left the house. About dusk the anxious mother went in search of them, but in vain; eight days elapsed without hearing of them, when they were found dead in each others little embraces at the foot of a tree. What sufferings must these little innocent beings have borne before death.

    Daily National Intelligencer
    District of Columbia

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    1817  An Elm tree is standing near Providence, R. I. which measures, 4 feet from the ground, 21 feet in circumference.
    There are 18 main branches, averaging 6 feet 3 inches in circumference; the circumference, of the whole outline of the branches is 378 feet!
    New York

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    America - Did you know?

     Going to see the Elephant. (1860s)

    On the California Trail, the elephant was a metaphor for the exotic sights that travelers expected to see once they reached California. As the journey began, "seeing the elephant" was a positive allusion. As...Read MORE...

    Mormon Station State Historic Park. Genoa, Nevada


    Quebec - Did you know?

     In New France, begging is forbidden, as it encourages laziness and idleness. New France suffered a serious food shortage, and many starved to death rather than admit to being poor. The French considered the potato as unfit for human consumption...Read MORE... french32.shtml

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    D. C. Browne Pure Milk & Cream
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    Wolcott, Conn.

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    Died September 16


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