Tag Archive: history

Detective Joe Peterisino – 1909

In 1909 it was the Italians who were the terrorist in New York City. A New York police detective goes to Italy to secure evidence against the Black Hand and is murdered. I… Continue reading

Names in history – Minneapolis City Directory

When you are reading the history of a place, always be on the lookout for names of people and jot them down with a date and place if possible. Here in an 1881… Continue reading

Events in History Intervened – NW Flight 2501

On Sunday September 18, 2016 I was at the Clarkston, Michigan Arts in Park and I was talking to J. Ryan Fenzel about his book “Allied In Irons“. The mystery novel uses the… Continue reading

Bio at the art show – Christopher England

I went to an arts and craft show down at the park in Clarkston, Michigan and there I bought some old books and items from an estate sale. One of the items was… Continue reading

20 Year cycle of elections

I was trying to think of a topic to discuss in our next local genealogy club meeting (https://www.facebook.com/Clarkston-Area-Genealogy-Society-933098470117575/) and thought about the presidential campaign we are experiencing. If in 2016 we have a… Continue reading

History in newspaper

An old newspaper does not have to be very old to give us good information for our family tree. It also does not have to be printed in our ancestors’ community to have… Continue reading

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

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

Help – Update 21 Jan 2015

UPDATE: 21 Jan 2015 – I received this message from Jennifer, “here is a link to the diary. I confirmed with my great aunt, it is her fathers.” https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7CgHkWFDZ4JMm80UUJxODJEOHM/view     Yesterday, 28… Continue reading

Larry Allen 1908-1975

Some lives are more exciting than others. Consider Larry Allen, Associated Press correspondent. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan Link to newspaper: St. Petersburg Times – May 14, 1975 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VkFSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d3kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5989%2C4241863 Link to web… Continue reading

Headlines can distort the story!

Mug Shots of Spies? Look closer. How would you like to be the guy running for the school board? I wrote about Advertisement placement and I guess that also applies to headlines. Thank… Continue reading