Tag: 1890’s

The Umbenhauers – Pioneers of Pennsylvania – original farm stayed in the family for over 150 years

THE UMBENHAUERS OF PENNSYLVANIA (Transcribed from Reading Eagle, Reading, PA December 23, 1894) THE UMBENHAUERS Our Farm Near Bernville, in the same Family for 153 Years – No Others Ever Lived on That Land – Their Ancestry The large farm … Read More

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Vintage film of Annie Oakley in action – taken in 1894

“Annie OakleyAnnie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey; August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her “amazing talent”[1] first came to light when the then-15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill’s … Read More

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One hundred and twenty years ago today, the modern Olympics first celebration took place in Athens

The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place on April 6, 1896, at its ancient birthplace of Athens and closed on April 15, 1896. The Winners were given a silver medal, while runners-up received a copper medal.  Retroactively, … Read More

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Oregon Bound via North Dakota gold mining 1884 – Amazing personal account of gold miner born in 1859!

I was born in New York City in 1859. After a fair amount of formal education, interlarded with hurriedly assimilated portions of the world’s great literature, I found employment in the offices of the Art Interchange Publishing Company, of New … Read More

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This brings home how difficult life was for women before 1900. I’m glad I’m living today!

I ran across the following article recently and realized the advances women have made in America. This is from Are Women People by Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) during the Suffragist era. Alice Duer Miller It was obviously written ‘tongue in cheek’ … Read More

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