1860 news in Boston newspaper

Interesting news from 1860 – Little girl in Iowa is swept up into a cherry tree by a gust of wind. – Cock fight by Sec of War and VP of USA.  … Continue reading

Map: Animated GIF Shows The Evolution Of The Subway

Map: Animated GIF Shows The Evolution Of The Subway.

The Appointment in Samarra

I heard the following story many years ago; my father read it to us. I have recalled it many times when reading news about some tragic death. Maybe this story was a way… Continue reading

Thomas Wilson, The Man Who Loved Nellie

Originally posted on Nellie Sheridan Wilson On the square:
Thomas  C. Wilson, sometimes T.C. Wilson, was the man who loved Nellie Sheridan enough to wait fifteen years before marrying her so that she…

Civil War Battles and Engagements – 1879 Gettysburg, Penn

Civil War items sell newspapers and the newspaper editors used various ways of presenting civil war items.  Here is a great tool to sell newspapers “List of Battles and Engagements“.  The following picture… Continue reading

Currency Shower – 1935 Connecticut

I wonder if this type of shower is still given to a future bride?   This 1935 newspaper item was written during the Great Depression. The following are some fact about the Great… Continue reading

1899 – Lost in Klondike – Provost

News from the Klondike back in the 1899’s was slow and sometimes wrong. Here is an item from the Anaconda, Montana newspaper giving a correction to a May report, and an item about… Continue reading

1899 – Cannibalism in Alaska

The Library of Congress newspaper collection has some very interesting stories. I was looking for information on Roger Provost and found another story to read and post in my blog. “Cannibalism in Alaska”… Continue reading

1962 – Miami report in Toledo, Ohio newspaper

A white man remembers slavery in the Shenandoah Valley

Originally posted on Cenantua's Blog:
I was wondering if I could interest the present generation by giving them a little of the history of antebellum days of slavery and how some things…

Latin Slogan – 2015

A story in Feb 2015 has people upset about a proposal for a new Latin slogan. “Nativist Idiots Mistake Latin for Spanish, Totally Lose Their Shit” “by Hudson Hongo” http://gawker.com/nativist-idiots-mistake-latin-for-spanish-totally-lose-1684021434?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Here is the… Continue reading

Help the poor in 1879

I wonder how many law suits this old man would have to fight if he did this on his property in 2015.     Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

It is interesting to see how one blog posting can cause other blog posting to be created, much like a comment in a conversation at a dinner party can cause a discussion about… Continue reading

Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Chronicling America Nov 1882 Slaves in New Jersey Biography of two people who were born in slavery in New Jersey, as they told it to the newspaper reporter. See below for Link to… Continue reading

Wrong Information? Thomas G Mason 1822-1914

Newspaper accounts may be wrong. Just like the web a newspaper may have the wrong information and you should verify and confirm what you read. Here is an example.     This 1914… Continue reading