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Hans Havermann
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#joinindaily "Inside a House of Worship"
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Fake news is all the news these days. But it's not new.

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This will make as many continents as there are planets.

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#joinindaily "Eyes"

We have a large print of a 1920s flapper hanging over our fireplace. Once upon a time I took it out of the frame so that I might photograph it without the glare of the glass. On the back I found another image (of which this is a slight crop).
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A definite answer
Today's Futility Closet titled Ahead of Schedule was to me more than a little disappointing. It highlights author Jack Finney's 1973 suggestion that a flying machine invented by W. J. Lewis circa 1876 might actually have flown across the skies of New York ...

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Good mourning
Formerly, mourning was worn in England both for a longer period and of a much deeper character than is used at the present time. Two years were not considered too long a time for a father or a mother. Now custom prescribes only one year. It is also considered...

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#joinindaily "My Street!"
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Southern Ontario's great rainstorm of 1878
I got this from the Toronto Globe's Saturday, 14 September 1878 newspaper (page 8), where it is noted that it was raining steadily from late Tuesday well into Friday. Some 12 cm was reported to have fallen at Port Dover on Lake Erie. The emphasis was of course on...

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#joinindaily "Slopes"
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An unfortunate typo
A gentleman, named Mr. John Boyle, came into town yesterday, by the Northern Railroad, in search of Mrs. Margaret Thompson, a relative of his, and a resident of the village of Weston. Mrs. T., accompanied by one of her children, came to this city on Monday ...
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