Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA
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1836 - October 6 - A second early season snowstorm produced 26 inches at Auburn, NY
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1854 - Convicts and ReligionExaminations made at Auburn, New York, showed that out of nine hundred convicts, only forty-seven had ever been in a Sabbath School, and that of these only seventeen had been regular scholars.Daily Free Democrat
November 11, 1854
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AUBURN, the cap. of Cayuga co., in the state of New York, U. S., 173 m. W of Albany, on the outlet of Owasco lake, Pop. 5,626. There is a Presbyterian academy here founded in 1821. One of the two state prisons is built here. It contains 555 cells, each 7 ft. long, 7 ft. high, and 3 1/ 2 ft. wide;...Read MORE...
1860 - December 28 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroadhistoryorb.com
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1869 - Seward Trip
Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq., of Auburn, N.Y., have started out on a tour of some six months in duration, comprising a trip to Omaha, and thence by Pacific Railroad to San Francisco, where they propose to take a steamer for Sitka....Read MORE...
1869 - Emma A. Ridley, of Auburn, N. Y., was struck by lightning and instantly killed,the other day, while standing at a table ironing. No injury was done to the house.St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1869
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1870 - Planing Mill FireAUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 19. - At 12 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the sash and blind factory and planing-mill of EVARTS BROS. The building, which was of wood, and the valuable machinery contained in it, were destroyed. The loss is $15,000, and the insurance $8,000.The New York Times
New York, New York
August 20, 1870
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1870 - Boiler Explosion at Auburn - A Building Demolished and One Man Killed
AUBURN, N. Y., Sept. 20. - The steam boiler in T. R. STALKER's planing-mill exploded at 6 o'clock this morning completely demolishing the large brick building in which it was located, and badly damaging other buildings in the immediate vicinity. The foreman having charge of the engine was buried in ...Read MORE...
1877 - Printers are upstanding citizens?There are only three printers confined in Auburn, New York, prison. Among the convicts can be found twenty-seven clergymen, forty-two lawyers and thirteen doctors.The Independent Record
September 9, 1877
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1879 - Auburn
IN 1815, Auburn was the largest village in Central or Western New York. Rochester and Syracuse had not then been incorporated as villages, Buffalo had been reduced to ashes and Geneva and Canandaigua were behind the "loveliest village" in population and general business activity.
Hitherto it had ...Read MORE...
1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes
Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon yesterday, of a singular series of misfortunes. On Wednesday evening he was severely injured by the upsetting of a load of hay. At midnight of Wednesday, his house and barn, with all his furniture, hay, ...Read MORE...
1888 - The doors of the First National Bank of Auburn, N.Y., were closed on the 23d, the result of a defalcation of $200,000 on the part of its cashier, Charles O'Brien, who had fled.St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 28, 1888
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January 18, 1890?
A Pleasant Call - Last evening a number of the members of the class of which David Salisbury is a member, of Wall street M. E. Church, called at his residence to congratulate him on the 91st anniversary of his birth. A pleasant hour was passed in social converse and several tokens of remembrance...Read MORE...
1890 - Q. Where was the first person electrocuted for a crime in the United States?
A. In the State Prison at Auburn, New York, August 6, 1890.
The Evening Independent
October 23, 1935
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June, 1891 (exact date unknown) - The 111th Survivors
A Large Delegation From this County Will Go to Gettysburg
A large number of the survivors of the old 111 Regiment of this county are making active arrangements for their departure for Gettysburg to take part in the dedication of the New York monument on July 2. Among those who will attend are:…...Read MORE...
1902 - Big Freight Elevator Falls at Osborne's
One Man Killed and Three Others Injured Yesterday Afternoon
Lift Dropped From Within Three Feet of the Top and Men Were Thrown Beneath Mower Wheels, With Which It Was Loaded - One of the Injured Was Taken to the Hospital to Die and the Other Three to Their Homes
One of the large freight...Read MORE...
1902 - All Show Improvement - Tult, Salisbury and Farrell Will Probably Recover - The Funeral of Harvey
George Tult, George Salisbury and James Farrell, the three men who were seriously injured in the elevator accident at D. M. Osborne & Co's are all reported as being considerably improved today. There were numerous reports about the streets last night and this morning that Farrell's condition...Read MORE...
1910 - BEST REUNION YET - Ranks of 111th Are Thinning but Old Spirit Is There
WITH OLD COMMANDER AGAIN
Hospitality of MacDougall Home to Be Extended to Survivors Next Year
The survivors of the One Hundred and Eleventh N.Y.V. who attended the reunion of the regiment yesterday have nearly all departed for their homes. Before leaving they expressed themselves as delighted...Read MORE...
1911 - Joseph Nash was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn, New York, yesterday for murdering his son-in-law. Nash was a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. Y.The Caucasian
Clinton, North Carolina
May 4, 1911
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1912 - MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIREWORKS EXPLODE.
ONE OTHER IS KILLED OUTRIGHT - SMALL GIRL VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL.
SEVERAL HOUSES WRECKED.
FIREWORKS STORED IN AUBURN RESIDENCE EXPLODE EARLY THIS MORNING, HURLING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE INTO ETERNITY - EXPLOSIVES WERE STORED FOR AN ITALIAN CELEBRATION.
Auburn, Aug. 13. - Five...Read MORE...
1914 - Missing Auburn Man Believed in the Woods - Sherman S. Salisbury Who Disappeared at Malone. May Be Mentally Unbalanced.
Watertown - Feb. 5 - John M. Hyde, head of the Black River Paper & Manufacturing Company, by which Sherman S. Salisbury of Auburn was employed as a traveling representative when he disappeared at Malone on October 25th, has within the past few days, received information which leads him to...Read MORE...
1914 - Missing Auburn Man is Located in Adirondacks - Sherman S. Salisbury Employed at Lumber Camp, Mr. Wallace Informs Friends
AUBURN - Feb. 8 - Sherman S. Salisbury of No. 17 Mary street in this city, reported to have been missing from Watertown for nearly four months, is in the Adirondacks about thirty miles north of Tupper lake, according to Richard A. Wallace, a local constable. Mr. Wallace has returned from the...Read MORE...
Auburn, a city and the capital of Cayuga co., N.Y., is on the New York Central and Hudson River R., where it crosses the Lehigh Valley R., 173 miles W. by N. of Albany and 31 miles S. of Oswego. It is built on both sides of the outlet of Owasco Lake, which lies 2 1/ 2 miles SSE. of the city. The...Read MORE...
1922 - AUBURN LANDMARK BURNED. Cayuga County Courthouse Destroyed With a Loss of $200,000.
AUBURN, N. Y., April 30 - The Cayuga County Courthouse was destroyed by fire of unknown origin this afternoon. The building was a handsme [sic] landmark of Colonial type, erected early in the last century, and was the scene of William H. Seward's defense of the negro murderer, Freeman, the first to ...Read MORE...
1989 - This week in history… 75 Years Ago…
Jan 28, 1914: George W. Salisbury, 1 1/ 2 Lewis St., is the proud owner of a file of the "Free Press", a paper which was printed in Auburn's early days on the west corner of South and Genesee Streets, where Colby's Telegraph School is now located, by one Richard Oliphant.
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