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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 30 News - 1935 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)

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 30, 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 30 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Indianapolis, USA

    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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    Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

    1912 - Death Takes George W. Wells - Head of Amercian Optical Company

    Man of Wide Business and Social Interests.

    End Comes at His Home in Southbridge.

    SOUTHBRIDGE, Sept 30 - George W. Wells, president of the American Optical Company, died of neuritis at his home here today.

    Mr Wells had been a sufferer from neuritis since February, 1911. The effots of physicians and specialists at Hot Springs, New York and Mt Clemens failed to give substantial relief, and this infliction, together with complications that later developed as a result, have been... Read MORE...

    The Boston Globe -  Boston, Massachusetts -  Monday September 30, 1912


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold, then trim into good shape and put them in a covered dish with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar as for salad; add a few pieces of onion and a little...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 17, 1880

    1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)

    Government Spending Is To Be Ended
    Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

    by Frederick A. Storm
    United Press White House Correspondent

    BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) - Government spending has created the purchasing power - now it is up to private industry to maintain the recovery pace set by the New Deal, President Roosevelt told the nation today.

    The 108,000,000 Boulder dam completed with PWA funds, and American's greatest engineering achievement since the... Read MORE...

    The Daily Herald -  Provo, Utah -  September 30, 1935

    For Relief of Distress and Discomfort Due to Simple Aches, Pains and Colds

    Sendol Co., Kansas City, Mo.
    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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    Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre)


    Frightful Casualty in Canada - Eleven Persons Killed and Twenty-five Wounded.

    SOREL, Quebec, September 29 - About 7 o'clock last night a train coming from Yamaska run over an obstruction supposed to have been maliciously placed across the track. Six platform cars, upon which there were about seventy laborers, were in front and the engine in the rear and running at a fair speed. Two or three platform cars were upset by the shock and the men on board were fearfully crushed and mangled. Eleven... Read MORE...

    The Times -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 30, 1875


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    Past is very much "past" with children. Let them begin every day as fresh as the morning itself, with no clouds lingering from the previous day. -...Read MORE...

    Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
    Melrose, Massachusetts, USA

    1904 - KILLED IN TROLLEY CRASH Half a Score Dead and Many More Injured by Explosion.


    Car Runs Into Box of High Explosive in Boston Which Had Dropped From a Truck Onto the Track - Concussion Felt at Great Distance - Crowd of Three Thousand Gathers at Spot.

    Boston, Mass. - By the explosion of a fifty-pound box of dynamite under a crowded trolley car in Melrose, a suburb of this city, six persons were killed outright - among them a woman and her child - three others received fatal injuries from which they died in the hospital and seventeen more were... Read MORE...

    The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  September 30, 1904

    Pensacola, Florida, USA


    Pensacola, Fla., (via Flomaton, Ala., by courier)
    Sept. 29. - Flood followed hurricane wind, and rain this morning, and the city tonight is nearly submerged. Seven and one-half inches of rain fell in a little over three hours and the main streets of the city were turned into veritable rivers by this tremendous downpour. In some instances the water is shoulder deep. First floor cellars and many residences were deluged. Business is at a standstill. Debris of every description is floating through ... Read MORE...

    Washington Times -  Washington, D.C. -  September 30, 1906

    1892  BEQUEST FOR STAMFORD. The Litte Town Remembered by Millionaire Houghton.
    DEDHAM, Mass., Sept. 30. - The will of Andrew J. Houghton, the millionaire Boston brewer, contains only these public bequests: "To The Baptist and Methodist Episcopal churches of Stamford, Vt., $500 each, and to the town of Stamford, Vt., $500, the income to be used in keeping the town burial ground in good condition."
    St Albans, Vermont

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    1915  BARNARD TO HAVE PASTOR. Oldest Vermont Universalist Parish Receives Large Bequest.
    Barnard, Sept. 28. - At a recent parish meeting of the Universalist church it was voted to secure a permanent pastor as soon as possible. Barnard is the oldest Universalist paris hin Vermont and was an early pastorate of "Father" Ballou, the great Universalist theologian. No regular pastor has been settled here for many years, but the recent bequest of a large fund and a parsonage now make this possible.

    St Albans Messenger
    St Albans, Vermont

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    1970  September 30 - A nineteen month drought in southern California came to a climax.
    The drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire conditions in California history as hot Santa Anna winds sent the temperature soaring to 105 degrees at Los Angeles, and to 97 degrees at San Diego. During that last week of September whole communities of interior San Diego County were consumed by fire. Half a million acres were burned, and the fires caused fifty million dollars damage.

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    1882  In order to provide electricity to the paper industry, the nation's first hydro-electric central station, the Vulcan Street Plant on the Fox River, began operation on September 30, 1882. (Appleton, Wisconsin)

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    LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 21. - Early Thursday morning fire was discovered in the roof of the brew house of the John Gund Brewing company's plant. The malt house contained several car loads of malt and about 5,000 bushels of barley, which was totally destroyed, and the office building, which stands across the street, was not burned, and a part of the engine-room was also saved. The cold storage contained about 12,000 barrels of beer, which is also destroyed. The total loss will exceed $200,000.

    Iowa State Reporter
    Waterloo, Iowa

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    1903  Silver Workers Make Demands
    Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30. - A demand for a nine hour day with ten hours' pay has been presented at all the factories of the International Silver company in this city and elsewhere, and it is understood that a similar demand has been made or will be made on every silver shop in the United States and Canada. In addition to the nine hour demand an allowance of "time and a half" for overtime work is asked for.

    Pittston Gazette
    Pittston, Pennsylvania

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    1876  Earthquake
    A distinct shock of earthquake was felt on the 22d at New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

    Arizona Weekly Citizen
    Tucson, Arizona

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    1858  Accident
    At Canaan, Ct., on the 17th, a bright little boy of eight years, son of Edwin Ives, while playing about his father's factory, was caught in a belt, and instantly carried over a shaft revolving with great velocity, horribly mangling his body. He lived but two hours after the accident.

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    America - Did you know?

     July 4, 1828: Construction is begun on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the first public railroad in the U.S.


    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

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

    Crompton & Knowles Loom Works

    Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
    Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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    Died September 30


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