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100 Years Ago in Warren: Smelly swill

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Detail of an ad for Charles J. Besaw, clothier, doing business at 3 and 5 Miller St., that ran in the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in November 1912.

Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in November 1912: Stinky swill Swill and milk have nothing in common. Our forefather farmers used to raise corn and milk fed pork; now it is swill fed. At present no one has a license to collect swill, and there are no town […]

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100 Years Ago in Warren: Potato grifters and young toughs

By   /  November 12, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

From an ad in the Warren and Barrington Gazette, this week in 1912.

Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in November 1912: Plenty of coal The coal shortage is apparently over as far as Warren is concerned anyway, as The Staples Coal Co., seems to have a good supply on hand and one of the barges of this company is discharging a […]

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100 Years Ago in Warren: Oysters and racers

By   /  November 6, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

This photograph of Barney Oldfield was taken some time between 1912 and 1916.

Taken from the pages of the Barrington and Warren Gazette this week in November 1912: Sixty miles per hour! Barney Oldfield caught by the camera while making a mile a minute: Barney Oldfield is the king of speed artists when it comes to smashing automobile records. At Fort Smith, Ark., recently he made a new […]

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100 Years Ago in Warren: Popular oysters and dry taverns

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

This photo, in the collection of the Warren Preservation Society, shows the funeral procession of one Madame Julie Beauchine down Water Street in 1895. According to the Warren Gazette, she was a housekeeper when she died on April 4, of pleurisy.

Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in October 1912: * Wonder is that the temperance organizations don’t shut down on base ball when the bases often get full right in the middle of the game. * There should be plenty of nuts this year, and a few sharp frosts […]

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100 Years Ago in Warren: Tramps and hobos

By   /  August 21, 2012  /  Arts & Entertainment, News  /  No Comments

This ad was taken from the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in August 1912.

Pulled from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in August 1912: America by bike Seldom outside a theater or first class circus, and then only unless you have paid a good round price for tickets, are you permitted to witness so high a grade of trick and comedy bicycle riding as […]

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100 Years Ago in Warren: A ‘soul-stirring’ rescue

By   /  August 13, 2012  /  Arts & Entertainment, News  /  No Comments

Detail of an ad for C.H. Seymour, Turners Block, Main Street, that ran in the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in August 1912.

Taken from the pages of the Warren and Barrington Gazette this week in August 1912: Soul-stirring rescue It came near being a drowning accident with two victims. It turned out to be a tale of heroism, that deserves recognition by a Carnegie medal. William Platt, a boy living at the mill boarding house with his […]

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