Articles from December, 2011

Press coverage painted true mass of 1811 quake

December 21, 2011

The New Madrid earthquake occurred 200 years ago, and though centered in New Madrid, Missouri, much of the southeastern United States felt it on December 16.  Each locality that felt the quake published the news of it in their local …

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Treasures within the Treasure Chest

December 19, 2011

We have discovered, so far, some thirty-six newspapers put out by organized religious groups’ newspapers – some of which are extremely rare.  One newspaper might, by a stretch, fit this category: the Freidenker [Free thinker, or Atheist] of Milwaukee.  In …

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News of the US: Week Four of December 1811

December 21:  Natchez — We have been informed by a gentleman of the first respectability, that letters have been received at the Cantonment Washington, from Gen. Hampton, dated Town of Mobile, &c. stating that he had possession of all the …

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News of the US: Week Three of December 1811

December 15:  Letter from Williamsburg   “A few days ago, the college of William and Mary was very near being levelled to the earth.  A fire broke out in the room occupied by the professor of the grammar school, which was …

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News of the US: Week Two of December 1811

December 7:  St. Louis–We understand that the governor since his arrival, has ordered out spies upon the most exposed parts of our frontier, to prevent surprise should the prophets party pursue their hostilities farther.–Louisiana Gazette, December 7, 1811 December 8:   …

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