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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 22 News - 1911 - DYNAMITE SAVES FLAMING TOWN. Tons Explode Fire in Bloomfield, Vt., Buildings.

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 22, 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 22 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

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    Bloomfield, Vermont, USA (Minehead)

    1911 - DYNAMITE SAVES FLAMING TOWN. Tons Explode Fire in Bloomfield, Vt., Buildings.

    Bloomfield, Vt., Sept. 21 - An explosion of tons of dynamite in the midst of a roaring fire, which swept away the barns, storehouses and office buildings of the Connecticut Valley Lumber Company and the local postoffice and grocery store tonight, was all that saved the town from being wiped out by flames.

    The fire broke out in one of the barns of the lumber company and swept to an adjoining barn, thence to the office building, storehouse and granery. Three hundred horses in the barns were... Read MORE...

    The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 22, 1911

    Lisbon, Connecticut, USA

    Peculiar Nutmeg Towns - Lisbon

    There are some towns in Connecticut as well as elsewhere, which are "peculiar," and a man writing from Norwich to the New York Sun, gives the following account of one of them: "The town of Lisbon contains 548 inhabitants, according to the last census, and 137 voters. There are in the town eight school-houses and 107 school children. It contains five justices of the peace, one minister, one church, no lawyer, no doctor, no industrial work of any kind, no grocery store, no place where liquor is... Read MORE...

    Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  September 22, 1897

    Lewiston, Maine, USA

    1900 - Wm. Reed's Tragic Death. A Horrible Fatality in a Lewiston Stable Friday Evening.

    A Surcharged Incandescent Electric Light Wire Pours Forth Its Fatal Voltage.

    The Poor Victim Found in a Pool of Water with the Sparks Playing About Him.

    His Hand Burned to a Crisp and His Clothing Ready to Burst into Flame.

    William Reed met a sudden and violent death in Lewiston early Friday evening. While attempting to light an incandescent electric lamp in the stable of Thomas McNamara on Lincoln street, he received an electric shock that sent him senseless to the floor. And there... Read MORE...

    Lewiston Saturday Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  September 22, 1900


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Lemon Pie One lemon, one cup of sugar, one cup of boiling water, one tablespoonful of corn starch, and a small piece of butter. Boil all together and when taken from the fire add to it one egg well beaten. Cool and bake between two crusts.

    S. Collins, Jeweler, 30 Genesee St., Utica, N.Y.

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    Passaic, New Jersey, USA

    1897 - EXCITING FIRE IN PASSAIC. Many Persons Escape By the Roof - Two Rescues by Firemen.

    PASSAIC, N. J., Sept. 21. - Eight families were caught in the upper floors of the three-story brick building at Main and Passaic Streets by a fire this morning. The flames started in the cellar and ran up through the stairs. Most of the persons escaped to the building of Assemblyman John King, which adjoins.

    Mrs. William Dunham and her daughter were not able to leave their apartments, and Mrs. Dunham's dress and her daughter's face and hair were burned in an attempt to get out. The firemen... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 22, 1897

    Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA


    COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., Sept. 22 - As the result of the electrical storms yesterday and last night, seven persons were killed by lightning in the mountains east of here, according to advices today. The victims are six men and one woman, only three of whom have been identified.

    MRS. GUS KRATZ, wife of a ranchman living near Elbert, and JAMES BLAND, of Plattsburg, Mo., and CHARLES LOLCAMA, a ranchman, are the three identified dead. C. BETHEL, of this city, who brought BLAND'S body here early... Read MORE...

    Lincoln Evening News -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  September 22, 1910


    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 which she is ignorant, tell her of it, and assist he
    Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA


    Fort Smith, Ark., Thursday, Sept. 20.
    This morning, at about 4 o'clock, a fire broke out in this place, which resulted in the destruction of the City Hotel and the GARRISON block of buildings.

    The value of the buildings which were destroyed was about $100,000, and the following additional losses were sustained on merchandise, furniture, &c.:

    SUTTON & SPRING, dealers in dry goods, groceries, &c.; loss $35,000; no insurance.
    WALTER & BOURNE, dry goods, $15,000; insured, $10,000.
    A....

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 22, 1860

    1878  Bishop denounces cremation
    The Bishop of St. Albans, England, denounces cremation. He considers it, apparently, as a double punishment to sinners.

    The Daily Picayune
    New Orleans, Louisiana

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    1735  September 22 - Robert Walpole becomes the first British "Prime Minister" (actually First Lord of the Treasury) to live at 10 Downing Street

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    1888  Mrs. Rachel Stillwagon, of Flusing, Long Island, celebrated her one hundred and third birthday on the 19th. She was in good health and expects to live many years yet.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1868  September 22 - Race riots in New Orleans La

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    St. Catharine's, Ont., September 21 - The opera house block on Ontario street was totally destroyed by fire this morning. Adjoining buildings were severely damaged. The total loss is about $60,000. The opera house loss is half of this. Bain's hotel loses about $10,000. At onetime the Masonic block, just rebuilt after one fire, was endangered, but the fire was under control at 2 p.m.

    Wheeling Register
    Wheeling, West Virginia

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    White Plains, Sept. 21. - The Gedney farm hotel here was destroyed by fire early today. Losses, including property of the 150 guests, were estimated at more than $1,000,000. The guests escaped unhurt. Two firemen were slightly injured.

    Charleston Gazette
    Charleston, West Virginia

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    1889  KILLED IN A WRECK.
    Worcester, Mass., Sept. 21. - An accident occurred on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Lancaster and South Lancaster about 3:30 o'clock this morning. A freight train left Rochester at 6:45 o'clock last evening, and was due here at 4:30 o'clock this morning. A special freight train left here early this morning, and was half-way between Lancaster and South Lancaster when both trains collided. Engineer Edward Lawrence, of Rochester, had his left arm broken. The cars were piled upon each...

    The Sunday Inter Ocean
    Chicago, Illinois

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    America - Did you know?

     Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     The habitant had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous handiwork with every unusual event. New France was full of legends and weird tales. Most of these legends had some moral lessons attached to them: they...Read MORE...

    Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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    The Meadows

    "Thomas S. Harrison's, The Meadows, which stands near the Pomfret Stock-Farm, of which he is the owner, is a large and dignified old colonial mansion, so successfully re-arranged and enlarged as to command metropolitan luxury. Mr. Harrison is a resident of Philadelphia, but of recent years has spent a considerable portion of his time each year at his country home, in superintending the cultivation of his extensive property and adding to the local improvements of Pomfret."

    The Connecticut Quarterly, Volume 2
    Connecticut Quarterly Company, 1896

    Mrs. Potts' Cold Handle Sad Iron
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