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Shipwreck Hunters Find Wreck of Steamer Lost in 1862 Storm: Link to Article by The AP's Chris Carola

ALBANY, N.Y. — The wreck site of one of the earliest propeller-driven steamships to sail the Great Lakes has been found in Lake Ontario more than 150 years after it sank in a storm, killing everyone on board, a team of New York-based shipwreck hunters said Tuesday.


Jim Kennard and Roger Pawlowski, both of the Rochester area, said the wreck of the Bay State is in water hundreds of feet deep, about seven miles off Fair Haven in central New York, 155 miles west of Albany....Read More


The Salute: Bloomfield High School New Jersey, 1932 (Part 3): The Crush

The Salute, Bloomfield High School New Jersey, 1932

   It seems one "Jimmie" Wheelan had a real thing for Eleanor Menne. As I stated in part one, I prefer to remember them as kids, and kids in love, so have done no further research. However, if you can share any information, readers always enjoy hearing about it. Personally, I'd love to know if Jimmie got the girl. Enjoy, Pat Earnest, Delaware 16 October 2015.



Inks for Writing ----1865

Inks for Writing 1865

From the Independence?

     I apologize for the fuzz, but the article is in a scrapbook and I did not want to crack the spine. This article about inks was taken from the Independence (if I am reading it correctly). Feel free to share, but please credit Passed Time with your find. Enjoy! Pat Earnest, In Their Own Words for Passed Time. Dover, Delaware 8 October 2015

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Student information from "The Salute": Bloomfield High School Year Book, 1932 (Part II): Nice Guy Julius Garriga

We're back with Part II in "The Salute" series. If you are a Garriga family member, you will be pleased to note that your father/grandfather was noted as a "nice guy" by at least one of his fellow Bloomfield High School classmates in 1932. Next to Garriga and Gorsline, someone took the time to write "miler." As the prior owner of this yearbook (possibly Andrew Tymon), was a sports fan, I suspect "miler" has something to do with track and field. Enjoy, Pat Earnest for Passed Time, Dover, DE. 6 October 2015

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Student information from "The Salute": Bloomfield High School Year Book, 1932 (Part I)

  One thing becomes apparent when going through old school yearbooks*--our parents and grandparents were as lost and confused as we were in high school!  I'd like to remember these kids from 1932 as they were in 1932, so I did no further research on them. If Russell Fischer was nineteen at the time of this yearbook, as the entry indicates, he and his fellow classmates were at a prime age to march off to war in '41.** Let's enjoy their moments when they dreamed of "studying art in yale" or were enjoying their moment in the sun via sports. Enjoy! Pat Earnest--In Their Own Words for Passed Time 5 October 2015, Dover, Delaware

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* Why not scan the entire yearbook? I considered doing so, and time-permitting (or enough people making the request) and I might attempt it. For now, other sites scan yearbooks, such as (I don't know if they charge or not). In Their Own Words, however, is my feeble attempt to flesh out people from the past and present them as, well...people. They were far more than a birth and death date. They had their own trials or, like Fischer, their own moments of glory. Through their words, the past becomes accessible and enjoyable. 

**Although I did no further research, our readers love extra information. If you know anything about Andy Tymon or Russell Fischer, please share. 





The St. John's Bible at the Biggs Museum of American Art

    Now that you've read about the St. John's Bible here on Passed Time, you realize you would love the opportunity to see this wonderful work of art. The organization that commissioned the St. John's Bible, Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota knew it would be a draw (even though they were somewhat surprised at the momentum the St. John's Bible has enjoyed). They wisely left the Bible unbound, in order for it to tour around the globe. 

    The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware will exhibit 35 leaves from the Bible. The exhibition, Illuminating the Word, will begin on December 4, 2015.* Check back on Passed Time for developments regarding this exhibition. Best, Pat Earnest 21 September 2015 

*Passed Time's goal is to eventually go global. Okay, some of our readers and contributors are from Europe, so even more global. As such, it is not my intent to focus only on Delaware or the mid-Atlantic region. I just happened to know about  this particular exhibit for very obvious reasons. 

Mediaeval Materia Medica or Those Good Old Days When Gallow Chips Cured the Ague






This is a clipping found in a series of scrapbooks. Although this clipping is not dated it is probably circa 1880. Enjoy! Pat Earnest Dover, Delaware, 21 September 2015

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1882 Recipe for Fried Bread and Dip

Fried Bread and Dip

Roll some light biscuit dough an eight of an inch thick, cut it in forms three inches long, and one inch wide, and fry in hot lard, shaking the kettle while frying; fry to a light brown. Have ready a dip made by stirring into boiling milk, --say one pint,--one tea-spoonful of salt and one quarter of a pound of butter into which one table-spoonful of sifted flour is braided; break open each fried cake, drop it into the dip, put them into your dish, and when the dish is full, pour in as much of the dip as you like, and serve. This is an excellent breakfast. 

Taken from The Practical Cook Book; Containing Upwards of One Thousand Receipts: Consisting of Directions for Selecting, Preparing and Cooking all Kinds of Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Game, Soups, Breads, Vegetables and Salads. Also for the Making of all Kinds of Plain and Fancy Breads, Pastries, Puddings, Cakes, Creams, Ices, Jellies, Preserves, Marmalades, etc. etc. etc. Together with Various Miscellaneious Receipts, and Numerous Preparations for Invalids. By Mrs. Bliss, Philadephia, E. Claxton and Company, 920 Market Street, 1882. p. 270


A Refreshing Story: From the Realms of Mystery and Enchantment Lebanon, PA. 1902

This delightful tale about the Ulrichs and their stolen money was found in the Lebanon Semi-Weekly News. January 2, 1902. Enjoy! Pat 14 September 2015 Dover, DE

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Do You Recognize Me? Klapper Studio New York: Cabinet Card of a Performing Artist

Do you Recognize me?

     She was found in a box of photographs. For the most part they were all unidentified, but I suspect someone out there might know who this performer is--if so, please share. Klapper is also proving a bit difficult to track down, which is rare. Usually, there is some obtainable information about photographers. If I find anything, I will be sure to update. Until then, enjoy. Best, Pat Earnest 9 September 2015 Dover, Delaware   PPPPSSSTTT: As always, tell your friends about Passed Time. We love to hear from new people. 

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Museum says missing Nazi submarine mystery solved

A Danish war museum says it found German U-boat U-3523 embedded on the sea floor, quashing years of speculation.



The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein

The Paperback of the The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein by Patricia Earnest Suter at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $25 or more!

USS Indianapolis wreckage found 72 years later - CNN Video

The remains of the USS Indianapolis, which delivered parts of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and was later sunk by a Japanese submarine, have been found.


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Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis

Two medieval mummies from a mystery Arctic civilization have been discovered at the edge of Siberia. The remains of an adult and baby were found in the Zelenyy Yar necropolis, an archaeological complex first discovered in 1997, and were covered in copper-with the adult having been plated from head to


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A New Looking-Glass for the 1764 Pamphlet War




BibleRescue - Reuniting famly bibles with family

The family bible is a family's connection to the past and future. It connects an entire family across generations to their history, to their faith and provides an understanding of who their ancestors were. Family bibles often contain locks of hair, photographs, newspaper articles in addition to names, dates of birth, death and marriages.




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Fastnacht Day: February 28 at

York County History Center

Fastnacht Day will be celebrated at the York County History Center’s Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The Friends of the History Center will serve fastnachts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the Museum, located at 250 E. Market Street, York.

This free event is held each year as the Friends’ “thank you” to the community for their support throughout the year. Fastnacht Day originated with Pennsylvania Germans on Shrove Tuesday, when all fat had to be removed from the home before Lent.

The Friends hold fundraising events all year to benefit the programs and exhibits of the History Center.


York County History Center Closed January 26-27, 2017



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Did colonial courthouse windows end up in the Dover area?

Jonathan Mifflin turns down York County post

York, Pa., really is the center of the universe, especially when you consider its place in historical events. Local historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.





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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society | Preserving the culture of Mennonite-related faith communities in Lancaster County

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society has added a new field trip to the 2016 schedule of events. Get a new view of historic sights in Lancaster and Lebanon with the upcoming field trip, "The Trail of Greenywalt's Boys."


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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs


African American History Month programs among 18 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2018


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor eight free programs during January 2018


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 21 special programs during the 2017 winter-holiday season


“Doctor Who and William Penn” to be presented at Dover, Del.’s Old State House on Aug. 19, 2017


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs July 28, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 7


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 29, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 6



Online survey seeks public input regarding the preservation of historic places in Delaware


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs June 1, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 5


Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me” in Lewes, Del. on May 27 and 28, 2017

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Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs March 27, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 3


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 14 free programs during March 2017


New exhibit now open at Lewes, Del.’s Zwaanendael Museum


“Listen Up! African-American History” program Rescheduled


Newsletter of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Jan. 31, 2017 * Volume 10, Issue 1


  African American History Month programs among 17 special events at the museums of the State of Delaware during February 2017











Virginia Tech was not the worst school massacre in U.S. history. This was.

That spring morning in 1927 could not have been more beautiful, one of the students would later recall. The Bath Consolidated School just outside East Lansing, Mich., was holding final exams, but before the morning bell rang on May 18, 1927, children ran and played outside. Peals of laughter could be heard.


WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

Sword belonging to commander of black Civil War unit found

BOSTON (AP) - The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment raised in the North during the U.S. Civil War has been recovered after being lost to history for more than 150 years. The British-made sword carried into battle by Col.


'America's Frankenstein': Book to examine Philly's 'first mass murderer'

An upcoming book seeks to find the links between the fable of Frankenstein and a brutal Philadelphia mass murder that occurred nearly 50 years after the release of the famous novel. In "The Face of a Monster: America's Frankenstein," Delaware author Patricia Earnest Suter revisits the gruesome killings of eight people at the hands of Anton Probst in 1866.

Jaw-dropping discovery: Soldier's diary retells WWI horrors

Norman Gray, a fresh-faced 19-year-old was shipped off to France in 1914 to fight in World War I. Now his diary resurfaced, documenting the horrors of war.



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