A wagon train going through downtown Telluride, Colorado in abt 1880.
Residents were alerted to the fact that electricity was coming to town on 13 Mar 1909 in Price, Utah.
“Get Ready to Throw Away Your Old Coal Oil Lamps” residents were told. “There Will Be Little Delay in Furnishing the Public the Greatest Entertainment in the History of Price.”
Little did they dream that electrical service would be the key to incalculable economic and cultural change.
Over seventy-one years, Plymouth Colony growth required political subdivisions. Boundary disputes have always existed and were found in the 1600’s between the Colony and Rhode Island.
William Bradford was born 19 Mar 1589 in Austerfield, Yorkshire, England. We know him for his many years of being the governor of the Plymouth Colony and as a passenger on the ship Mayflower.
He was born in this home in Austerfield and later left it to eventually find religious freedom on the American Continent.
Glass making is dangerous hard work, so manufactures hired young men with stamina and feelings of invincibility. Since they had to be careful around all of the glass, a good way to work off frustration and free time energy was to play baseball.
The famous Kennecott Copper mine in Bingham Canyon, Utah. The small Bingham Canyon company town was just part of the operation.
Young folks were encouraged to raise sheep to provide wool for soldiers during the war. Twenty sheep supported a soldier.
The life of a cotton farmer was extremely difficult in good times. Even when a crop isn’t destroyed by bugs, it was frequently destroyed by drought.
Cotton famers learned not to expect much out of life.
My great grandfather left Plymouth, Massachusetts to make is fortune in the California gold fields. Not many of the men who followed this particular dream stuck it rich as witnessed in this image. They made enough to survive until they could find other work.
A four pound brick sits on top of a small block of aero gel; a compound so lightweight that it is almost appears to be invisible.
Albert J. Tirrell just couldn’t stay out of trouble. Acquitted in the murder trial of Maria Bickford by the loosest interpretation of the law, he was soon in trouble again.
This time he robbed a group of sailors on the U.S. warship, “Constitution”. He was lucky to have survived this encounter as well.
See the stories here.
Alfred Farrar who was born in England married Emma Sawtill who was born in Virginia on 7 Jun 1869 in Macon, Missouri.
Their marriage entry in the County Marriage book shows a unique hand drawing associated with it.
Known as the “Queen of the Seas”, the ship Lusitania was sunk by German torpedoes on 7 May 1915 off the Irish coast, killing 1500 or more people.
The sinking was front page news in the Boston Journal the following day.
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The tall President Lincoln visiting his senior officers in the field toward the end of the Civil War. Note the Ghost on the far right side of the photo. The legs are clearly visible, while the torso and head fade as you follow the body up.
The effect was probably created by someone moving from their original position during the typical long-exposure required for photos in that era.