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Zeithaus treasures: 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen

Built in 1886, the Patent-Motorwagen is widely hailed as the first vehicle designed from the ground up to use an internal combustion engine. Cars built before it were simply motorized horse carriages. 97 more words


The First Big Three

There weren’t a lot of films that came out in the 1800’s. 1887 saw the same film being the best and worst rated film of the year, because it was the only film. 821 more words


The First Film

Everybody always reviews the movies that are coming out right now, which makes sense. It’s what people are interested in seeing and knowing about. They’re the ones everybody is going to the movie theaters to watch right now. 701 more words



Wilson Advance, 1 August 1889.


Probably, in the 1880 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: widow Farrby Pope, 50, living alone.

Fibie Pope filed for a widow’s pension on 14 November 1885. 101 more words

Wilson County

Burned a barn and stole a horse.

Wilson Advance, 28 November 1884.

Wilson Advance, 12 December 1884.

  • Joe Hinnant — in the 1870 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: …
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Cotton Plantation

“A Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi” lithograph published by Currier & Ives, 1884.

Whooping cough.

In 1880, when the census taker visited the home of Alex and Gracey Williamson in Springhill township, he found all eight of their children ill with pertussis, or… 7 more words

Wilson County