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David Dickie Nelings Autograph Book, pt 3

In addition to family, friends and neighbors also signed Dick’s autograph book.

Mathilde Ulrich was a neighbor of the Nelings in 1895.

Rose A. (Johnson) Kingdon was a resident of Broadland, a neighboring township. 6 more words


On this Day: the invention of Pepsi-Cola

The original Pepsi logo. X

Carbonated soft drink Pepsi, invented by American pharmacist Caleb Bradham, had its official birthday on the 28th of August, 1898. 43 more words


Going to start reading autobiographies by random old-timers

One of the most amazing books I’ve read was “The Trail Led North,” which I first heard about in The Seattle Times in their series of articles regarding the 1897 Alaska Gold Rush This book was dictated by an older man to his grown granddaughter in the 1940s, and it was about his journey to the Yukon to search for gold in the 1897. 433 more words

David Nelings Autograph book, part 2

David’s family was large, so here are more entries from his family:

David “Dick” Tyrrell’s mother wrote a sentiment most mothers would have written. I wonder if this is a general statement or if she was reminding Dick of his temperament: 347 more words


The Re-pop-li-can sheriff and deputy.

“Prisoners escaping from Wilson Jail. The Re-pop-li-can sheriff and deputy of Wilson eat peanuts while the prisoners escape.”

News & Observer (Raleigh), 21 October 1898. 164 more words


LOC Releases Short But Addictive New York Journal Newspaper Collection (1896-1899)

From the Library of Congress’ “New on the Web” feed: The New York Journal, 1896-1899. Yes, a very short archive, but I just spent 30 minutes wandering around in it. You’ve been warned.

New Resources

Wootten & Stevens, pt. 7.

In 1977, the late Hugh B. Johnston abstracted a newly discovered volume of the records of Wootten and Stevens, the earliest undertaking firm in Wilson County. 326 more words

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