A Texas Apparition – January 1892
Odd & Interesting

A Texas Apparition – January 1892

The Times Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 24, 1892 A Texas Apparition Richmond, Texas — The entire city is agog over an apparition which is said to visit Main Street every night about 12 o’clock, which takes the form of a large old-fashioned wagon of the sort known as an emigrant’s or prairie schooner, and is drawn […]

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Pawned Overcoats – 1896
Odd & Interesting

Pawned Overcoats – 1896

This is the first in a series of Odd & Interesting stories from the 19th-century newspapers. The Daily Telegram Eau Claire, Wisconsin October 3, 1896 Topcoats Pawned in Summer “Twenty thousand overcoats have been taken out of pawn during the past week,” said a pawnbroker to a Chicago Times–Herald reporter. “The cooler weather has forced […]

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WISCONSIN – Week of October 1
Stories from the States

WISCONSIN – Week of October 1

THE DAILY TELEGRAM Eau Claire, Wisconsin Week of October 1, 1896 Population 1890: 17,415 Population 2016: 68,339 October 1, 1896 The “53-Cent Dollar” The phrase “53-cent dollar” must be revised if, as indicated by commercial statistics, the bullion value of the dollar has dropped five cents since Mr. Bryan began his stumping tour. October 1, […]

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