1831 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN UTICA. From the Utica Observer of Thursday.
On Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a most alarming fire broke out in the stable of Messrs. DODGE & HART, in rear of buildings on Seneca Street, south side of the canal. The fire spread with such uncommon rapidity, that in a few minutes a number of buildings ...Read MORE...
1858 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT. SEVEN OR EIGHT KILLED - FIVE OR SIX FATALLY INJURED - OVER FORTY WOUNDED - CRUSHING OF A BRIDGE. Utica, May 11. - A frightful accident occurred this morning, at half-past six o'clock, on the Central Railroad, by the crushing of a bridge over the Sanquoit Creek, some 3 and a half miles west of this city, near Whitesboro. Seven or eight persons are already dead, and five or six others are barely ...Read MORE...
June 18, 1861: First fly-casting tournament in the United States, Utica, New York
The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com June 18, 1861 Added: 4/5/2014 11:24:22 AM - 1 Updated: 6/21/2014 11:53:20 AM - 1
1862 - Utica UTICA was incorporated as a village April 3d, 1798. It was formed as a town, from Whitestown, April 7, 1817, and was incorporated as a city, February 13, 1832. It lies upon the south bank of the Mohawk, on the east border of the County. The land along the river is low, but rises in gradual slopes to...Read MORE...
1869 - Four boys, the eldest seventeen years, have been arrested in Utica, N. Y., for robbing freight cars on the Central Railroad. They all plead guilty, and implicated a man named Wm. Ferry as the instigator of the robbery. It is thought their plunder, since the commencement of operations, will amount to fully $100,000. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan April 17, 1869 Added: 4/27/2014 8:49:41 AM - 1 Updated: 6/21/2014 11:53:47 AM - 1
1878 - How a Hat Saved a Life MAJ. RUBE ALLEN, Com. Vanderbilt's favorite veteran engineer of the Central Road, a man of giant stature, with a brave heart, which is as tender as a woman's, had a new hat for one of the freight brakeman of the road when he can find the right man. One day last week he was coming to Utica, drawing a...Read MORE...
1879 - First Five and Dime Store in America Five and Dime store: Founded by Frank Woolworth, Utica, N.Y., 1879 (moved to Lancaster, Pa., same year).
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1906 Utica, a city, capital of Oneida co., N.Y., on the Mo hawk River and the Erie Canal, 95 miles WNW. of Albany, on the New York Central and Hudson River, the Lacka wanna and other railroads. It is pleasantly situated on the S. bank of the Mohawk, on a nearly level site, about 400 feet above the sea. T...Read MORE...
1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out. Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an employe of the hotel, and George James, a guest, were suffocated in their rooms and died before the firemen got them to the street.
Mary Agnes Harris
(25 August 1876, Utica, Oneida, New York, USA - 24 June 1929, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA)
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