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Snow... up in the Waianae mountains? 1862.

The Weather.

This unfailing topic of general conversation has suffered no diminution of late. Thunder, lighting, rain and hail, and even snow, according to some, have prevailed in quantities and duration beyond the memory of the “oldest inhabitant.” On Friday night, the 14th inst., hail fell in Koolauloa on this island, and we are told, in quantities to be scooped up by the hands, and people crossing the Waianae mountains that night report that snow fell thick on the mountain peaks. 267 more words

English Newspaper

Worth 1,000 (Or at Least ~700) Words

The photograph below was taken in Irvington, Kentucky in 1938. I haven’t seen many historic images of my hometown and was lucky to find this one in the Library of Congress’ … 903 more words

Chronicling America

Mafia? 1893.


“The Queen never will be restored to the throne, for she will be shot within 24 hours, and every man who takes office under her will be shot also—we have men secretly sworn to do it.” 819 more words


Original "Guava Season" ad, 1922.

Preserving time

and a cool kitchen

Make canning time a real pleasure this year by using a good oil cook-stove. It concentrates a steady, controlled heat directly under the utensil. 104 more words


Finding Marchie - Part 1

Another “Part 1″ post? Yes, another.

My great grandfather on my mother’s mother’s side was Marchie J. McCollum. Marchie is a rarity in my family tree in that he is my only great-grandparent who was not born in either Meade or Breckinridge County. 1,860 more words


Vote for William J. Sheldon, 1914.


To the Voters of the City and County of Honolulu.

Gentlemen: I hereby announce that I will be a candidate at the coming primary election for the Republican nomination for Sheriff. 66 more words


Vote James S. Ahchong, 1914.



To the Voters of the County of Maui.

Gentlemen: Upon the urgent request of my many friends throughout this county, to be a candidate for the House of Representatives on the Republican ticket at the coming primary, I hereby announce myself a candidate from the Hana District. 83 more words