Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter Do You Remember the Slide Rule? Dick Eastman ·  February 13, 2019   ·  History ·  24 Comments It wasn’t all that long ago that engineers, astronauts, mathematicians, and students proudly carried the  original  pocket calculator. I had one and thought I was proficient at it. Sadly, I misplaced it years ago. The slide rule was a simple device with one sliding part that could do complex mathematical calculations in moments. Multiplication, division, roots, logarithms, and even trigonometry could be performed with ease. But as technology marched forward with sophisticated computers and graphing pocket calculators, the lowly slide rule was forgotten. Much of the engineering of the world we live in was designed with the use of slide rules, and yet they are almost forgotten today. Do you have a teen-aged child or grandchild? If so, ask him or her what a slide rule is. I suspect he or she wo

Wellsboro Agitator May 6,1890

A few days ago an officer from Athens went to Elkland and arrested W.D. Loper, a former resident of Athens ,who is charged with  surreptitiously carrying off  a baritone horn, a coronet ,and a clarinet belonging to the Athens band. At Lawrenceville while the officer was dictating a telegraphic message, his prisoner made a break  for liberty and escaped over the New York stateline, which was only a few rods distant.  Loper refused to come back over the line and resisted the officer when he "reached for him". But he was finally collared and dragged back into Pennsylvania and then handcuffed  for the rest of the journey to Athens..

Penna. US 15/I99 96 years ago

The Agitator ,Wellsboro,Penna. December 19,1923 The resurfaced highway between The Richards Bridge and Mansfield on The Susquehanna Trail , is now open to traffic.  The work  was started on September 26 and completed November 23 .The Trail is now open its entire length from Harrisburg to the NewYork State line .Approximately 165 miles. 96 years has seen  many changes in this highway !!!!!! 

1929 Grocery List

June 13,1929  Thursday Crisco               .25 Fab                   .10 1 lb Butter        .48 Acc                 1.08 1 Pk Potatoes   .53 6 pkg Matches .19 5 lb  flour         .21 2 Ketchup        .25 6 Lemons         .19 Soda                 .08 Corn Starch     .10 Mustard           .13 Bk. Powder      .35 Rinso               .19 Clothes Pins     .07   Pepper             .15 Kirkman Soap  .20 Baker's Choc.   .23 Fairy Soap        .21 __________________                       $  4.99   Interesting to look at these prices        Even at the $ store  Ketchup is now  $1.00  🔺

Indian Summer November

From Farmer's Almanac  2018 A period of warm weather following a cold spell or a hard frost Indian summer can occur between St.Martin's Day (November 11) and November 20. Although there are differeing dates for its occurrance,for more than 225 years the Almanac has adhered to the saying"If All Saints' (November 1 ) brings out winter, St.Martin's brings out Indian summer." The term may have come frrom an early Native  Americans, some of whom believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind sent from the court of their south-western god-Cautantowwit.    November14th       Ice on rain barrel this morning  .   Holding my breath -waiting for a warm spell.   Kitty

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YOUNG -TAHEY - Tuesday July 22,1890  Wellsboro Agitator  Wellsboro,Pa. Last  Thursday at noon there was a wedding at St. Peter's Church , Miss Mary Trahey being united to Mr. George H.Young of Elmira,N. Y. . Miss Maggie Trahey, sister of the bride , acted as bridesmaid and Mr. John Young ,the groom's twin brother ,was the best man. There was a reception at the home of Mr. Patrick Sullivan, on Meade street, after the ceremony and a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served. The bride was the recipient of many handsome and useful presents. Mr.and Mrs. Young left on the afternoon train for Elmira where a home already furnished awaited  them . Mr. Young formerly resides at Antrim , but his ability as a practical machinist and electrician secured him a position a year ago in the light section at Elmira. Miss Trahey was a successful teacher in the Antrim schools for several years.The guests from out of town in attendance at the wedding were Miss Kate and Nora Trahey and Mary Burke of

Looking at old newspaper articles

Times Past The Tobacco Crop The crop of tobacco in the Cowanesque Valley this year is above the average both in quantity and quality of leaf according to the W estfield  Free Press  which says the price for it would be highly gratifying . The acreage has dwindled year by year owing to the chances taken in getting a good crop and the rather low price that has prevailed for tobacco in the bundle . The work of harvesting is nearly complete. The Gazette    Wellsboro ,Penna   October 31,1905