... they just stop adding to their libraries. Seriously, today we visited an excellent used bookstore and added to our personal library the following: The History of American Sailing Ships by Howard I. Chapelle; Dams and Other Disasters: A Century of the Army Corps of Engineers in Civil Works by Arthur E. Morgan; The Royal … Continue reading Old scholars never die …
One of my current research projects is the early 20th century Americanization movement. One of my period sources claims (in 1919) that the movement started in 1914, but I recently discovered this article from the February 23, 1903 Hartford Courant: HARTFORD'S EAST SIDE Everybody who is interested in the future of Hartford will be interested … Continue reading Americanization: Hartford, CT
From the Co-Op Cookbook (see earlier post). 1/2 cup CO-OP Vegetable Shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sour milk 1 egg 1-1/2 cups CO-OP Fancy Flour 3/4 tsp. CO-OP Salt 1/2 tsp. CO-OP Soda 2 tsp. CO-OP Baking Powder 2 squares CO-OP Chocolate 1/2 cup nuts Cream fat [i.e., shortening] thoroughly, add sugar [I … Continue reading Chocolate Drop Cookies (1942)
On the north shore of the Black Sea, in Eastern Europe - presently comprising the easternmost part of Moldova (formerly part of the Ukraine, Soviet Union, Romania, Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Moldavia, and Walachia, in reverse order). The name apparently derives from a Walachian dynasty called Basarab, which held the southern part of the territory … Continue reading Where is Bessarabia?
Last week I ran across a reference to scandals that arose out of the construction of the Merritt Parkway and the Wilbur Cross Parkway, both in Connecticut. The Merritt Parkway, now a National Scenic Byway and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was built between 1934 and 1938, and also became a great … Continue reading Highway construction scandals
My collection of old recipe booklets includes the following: Published in 1942 by the Co-operative Publishing Association, Superior, Wisconsin - apparently a consortium of agricultural cooperatives. "Dedicated to the housewives of America, in whose hands rests the power of the market basket," it says. (They still couldn't get credit without their husbands' consent, though.) Tomorrow … Continue reading White Sugar Cookies (1942)