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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 24 News - 1915 - FIRE SWEEPS COAST RESORT. $200,000 Blaze at Hampton Beach, N. H., Destroys 45 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 24, 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 24 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Sharon, Vermont, USA

    1900 - Log Drive Stranded

    A few weeks ago the White River log drive of the International Paper Company, amounting to about 4,000,000 feet, which has been in the boom at Sharon for two months, was let out, there being expectation of the higher water to float the logs. They would not move and are now strewn along the river for fiver or six miles below there, without water enough to float a toy boat. It promises to be very late in the season before they are safely stored in their yard at Bellows Falls. The water in both... Read MORE...

    St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  September 24, 1900

    The Larkin Factories, Buffalo, N.Y.
    Over Fifty Acres of Floor Space. Visitors Welcome.

    The Larkin Company are the World's Largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are important Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from the Factory to Family, thus saving for customers the expenses and profits of wholesalers and retailers.

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    Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

    1915 - FIRE SWEEPS COAST RESORT. $200,000 Blaze at Hampton Beach, N. H., Destroys 45 Buildings

    Hampton Beach, N. H. Sept 23 - A fire starting in a box of rubbish tonight destroyed 45 buildings and caused a loss estimated at $250,000 in the most crowded part of this summer resort before the flames were checked by dynamite. Five hotels, two theaters, business blocks, and scores of cottages were leveled over a compactly built area of two acres.

    The hotels destroyed were the Ashworth House, the most pretentious on the beach; Janvrin, Grand View, Lawrence, and the DeLancey. The regular... Read MORE...

    Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  September 24, 1915


    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

    C.H. Clark & Co., Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Liquors, Crockery and Tin Ware, Lime, Plaster, Hair and Cement...
    Agents for Pioneer Borax Company
    No. 186 South C Street, Virginia, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
    Front Cover
    H.S. Crocker & Company, 1873

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    Oswego, New York, USA


    Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 23. - Fire in the Welland, a four-story wooden and stone building used as a dormitory by young women students at the Oswego State Normal School, caused 100 girls to flee from their rooms in haste early today. The fire was discovered in the laundry, in the basement of the building. Soon the first and second floors were filled with smoke. The preceptress, MISS ELIZABETH HATMER, was overcome by the smoke, her room being located directly above the laundry.

    Attaches of the...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 24, 1907


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
    Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA (Podunk)


    Special Train Strikes an Engine, but No One Is Injured.

    East Brookfield, Mass., Sept 23. - The special train conveying the Archbishop of Canterbury from Bar Harbor, Me., to Washington was wrecked on the Boston and Albany division of the New York Central Railroad near the station here today. The archbishop was not injured, although considerably shaken up. J. Pierpont Morgan, of New York, who was on the train, accompanying the archbishop, also escaped injury.
    The train, running at the rate of ...

    The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  September 24, 1904

    Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada

    1895 Buried in a Landslide

    Five Members of a Family Swept into the Champlain River

    Quebec, Sept. 23. - A report comes from St. Luc, Champlain county, of a disastrous landslide on the Champlain river Saturday night. Zephirim Normandin's house was carried away and five members of the family were buried in the debris. Three children escaped by jumping through windows, one of whom has since become insane as the result of the calamity. After great difficulty the residents of the vicinity succeeded in digging out the five... Read MORE...

    Sioux City Journal -  Sioux City, Iowa -  September 24, 1895

    Buckland, Massachusetts, USA


    [Yes, this sad story was actually in the newspaper in 1866 - unbelievable!]

    There is a maniac now living in Buckland, Mass, named Josiah Spaulding, who, the Springfield Republican says, has been confined in an iron cage for over fifty years, and for more than thirty years has not stood erect. He has become so deformed that it is impossible to straighten his limbs by natural force. he refuses to be clothed, and will not suffer anything to remain on him, and is only kept warm in winter by... Read MORE...
    Albany Evening Journal -  Albany, New York -  September 24, 1866

    1900  Died in His Apple Orchard
    Henry S. White died at his home in Charlotte Saturday morning of heart trouble. He died while sorting apples in his orchard. Mr. White was a well-to-do farmer and had been for a good many years a resident of Charlotte. He was about 40 years old and leaves a wile fand an aged father and mother.

    St Albans Daily Messenger
    St Albans, Vermont

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    1900  Giant Potato
    Charles S Conant, of Jamaica, has dug a potato this season that weighed two poinds, two and a half ounces, and consisted of one large potato with a family of nine little potatoes growing from it.

    St Albans Daily Messenger
    St Albans, Vermont

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    1908  Vermont Mable for Carnegie Library
    The Vermont Marble Company at Proctor has recently made a contract for the marble exterior of the Carnegie Library, which Andrew Carnegie has given to the city of Washington. The contract amounts to, more than $100,000. The erection of the building will not begin until next spring, so the company has about six months to get its contract completed, giving the workmen steady employment during what is usually the dull season in the winter time.

    St Albans Daily Messenger
    St Albans, Vermont

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    1935  September 24 – Earl W. Bascom and his brother Weldon produce the first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.

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    1887  Switzerland has recently adopted by popular vote a new law placing the the entire control of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the hands of the government...

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1870  A fox in Randolph, Vt., is credited with taking two hundred and fifty turkeys, twenty goslings, and a number of lambs.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1892  Fire at Battle Creek
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 23. - A fire last night in the plant of the union school furniture company, destroyed the factory, office and four other buildings. Loss aggregated $100,000.

    The Daily Journal and Tribune
    Knoxville, Tennessee

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    1818  Body Floats Ashore
    The body of a female, enclosed in a coffin, with a rope twisted three times round it, and caulked, to appearance, with oakum, floated ashore at the Parish of L'Ange Gardien, Lower Canada, on the 1st inst.

    Berkshire Star

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    1892  A Millionaire Killed by a Fall.
    DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 23,- J. H. Wicks, a millionaire of New York city, and president of the Wick's Refrigerator Company, with headquarters at Rochester, N. Y., fell out of the second-story window of a house tonight and was instantly killed. He was entirely nude, and it was supposed was intoxicated. He fell sixteen feet to the stone sidewalk, striking on the back of his head, breaking his neck and fracturing his skull.

    The Sun
    Baltimore, Maryland

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    America - Did you know?

     November 7, 1916 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Practicing witch craft in Canada is actually prohibited by law. In fact, it can even be found in Section 365 of Canada’s Criminal Code, where pretending to be a witch, be in a coven, cast spells, do enchantments, and hang out in the woods with your...Read MORE...

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    St. James M.E. Church

    F. Dickman, Butcher and Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco...
    Cor. Smith and D Streets
    Virginia City, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
    Front Cover
    H.S. Crocker & Company, 1873

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    Died September 24


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