I do silly trivia now and again. My latest is trying to develop a Springfield Illinois trivia list. I started in December beginning of year. I very quickly soured as the town, frankly is just stubborn being any kind of nice to each other. Well I found a bit more wind. Why? Because each battle. Each war of wars forward Were fought and progress! By God (or your chosen explainations) and nevermind the nays came.!.
I’m dead smack in 1880-1930 mostly early. Seeing the shape of company exploys children at half men’s pay roughly $2.70 week kids but further flouts the laws for school by sending a company man in as school superintendent who just oopses truancy enforcement. Each of many inspections blocked or obstructed. As I said it’s plain ugly! Each step of forward… But what brightens this isn’t the struggle it’s that respect is earned if not fought for… No one escapes. Cheaters users etc exist and seek only their benefits…true but each step upwards is bravely enjoined. It inspired a dash finally the beauty of hard won achievements that no! In today’s times, you can’t as an underaged employee do dangerous things! It might be dumb that you can’t pick up a chef’s knife at work til 18! It might be! But children one for half pay were burnt picking up hot glass milk bottles for no future no school no nothing just to eat. Nowadays missing ones adorn the cartons…. It took that annnnd another 46 years to institute minimum wage to lessen the cheating and abuses of labor by. Streamlining pay enough to boost most chances at fairness. Imagine your whole life working from half pay at 8 through your life til the basic laws enforced to eliminate a blacker yesterday? 1867-1937 before you could fully strike for your rights as a Pullman car attendant? More than your working life that! Or all you’re known for is president Lincoln’s boy yet you’ve a life in you’re own right…times in the settling of the west were evil to native Americans yes, but plain evil to most! Much over a number of generations moved us painful bloody steps fought each millimeter forward. Now so you see some of the hash I read.
It’s just as hard for me to get a quick number to trivial bit. I need 2-3 bits per numbers 1-75 (bingo) or in the course of calling one game of bingo, my list would be hours on hours work shot up used up. So I percervere.
01 11 26
Robert todd lincoln moments,
Pullman car president, chairman
1853, borden milk
Tx,ny borden become borden 1919
1874 borden passes
36 Elsie the borden mascot later elmer her “child” our elmer’s glue cow
1873 borden milk then newyork condensed milk expands operation to elgin
1851? Building later a borden plant…
Elgin watches springfield competed
Illinois watch company –1869-1885? Era
.1870 illinois watch company
Example for auction….
1904 cartier wristwatch…
Ww1 elgin watches
More on property 9-11 grand/converse, original building minus clock tower demolished for newer sagamon electric (offshoot of we watch company 1899) later Illinois EPA usage 1932
1914 only high end
Prior explorers roaLd amundssen to one to the Arctic
Illinois Watch Co.
Around 9-11 converse and grand is caritois bingo hall
Haymarket 5/4 1886 riot…bomb thrown capital murder upheld in 1895 delaying child labor hearing vigorously apposed and Illinois glass works avoiding documenting labor paying 2.70 a week roughly 5 cents an hour or half a man’s wage. But 14 an up was being enforced despite company cronieism of the company supplied the school superintendent who didn’t enforce truancy…big surprise.
https://florencekelley.northwestern.edu/florence/1895/ child labor
( Milk days… 1955)
(Again, not everything is “Springfield” but similar only. So as when it reals back in, it very much is…politically enough or managed through state capital….. Springfield)
Alton is in modern travel an hour ish by train smack border of missouri and we’ll enough from St Louis to be cheap. Now think though, street tram to st Louis bottles… Anheuser Busch king of beers Budweiser… Bottles cans later…business! Chicago NOW with Pabst I mean again tram or light train to Chicago? Money. 1957, 1959 listing huge huge demand but cheap on beer glass…. Easy Transpo… Springfield did well to cultivate trains 1837 onward! McKinley tram… 500 miles consolidate… 500 dollar bill little associations are everywhere just crap! Not easy b 1 such and such happened…blah
I get 10 seconds schpeels in trivia…. That’s two sentences! 26 words. Or it’s far too tedious a supposed to be fast/fun thing!!!
But forward it goes….. Earthen mounds of info to distill! Into snippits.
Color nicely the steps made in humanities not dwell on the ugly….. Candy coating sure, but this is a rah rah my town type project and a journey as I spent ten minutes getting a breadless protein pack there 4 years ago on my way to Georgia…I don’t and never have lived here. Alll internet library begun and development.
1947. Partially milk casino) derived