Tag: American History

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SATURDAY SECRET: The way ancestors cleaned jewelry in the 1890s was probably pretty dangerous

Our ancestors had many homemade ways to clean items in the 1890s, including this one for cleaning jewelry. It may have been good for diamonds,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

FUNNY FRIDAY: How times have changed! Here is what you had to do when you worked in an office in 1872

Office  Rules and Regulations By Geiger, 1872 Office employees will daily sweep the floors, dust the furniture, shelves, and showcases. Each day fill lamps,…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

So this is why Santa’s reindeer have good directions & manage to find all the houses on Christmas Eve! [photographs]

THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA'S REINDEER IS REVEALED According to the Alaskan Department of Fish and game, Both male and female reindeer grow antlers…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

On November 7, 1839 General George Culvert, the head Chief of the Choctaw Nation, died

Note from Donna Causey: Everything written below is an exact transcription (with possible misspellings) from the From Cahawba Democrat (Cahaba, Alabama) February 1, 1840, so it was…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

SATURDAY SECRET: Have you ever tried to remove wall-paper from an old house? This is the paste that may have been used

Wall paper was the rage in the 1890s and this is the way our ancestors made the paste to hang the wallpaper from wheat…