03/09/11 103 W, 1 I - + 10 - 3 Interesting Historical Data - Part I

Spent the late afternoon at the North Carolina State Library, copying pages from Raleigh annual reports from the 1880s and 1890s. And one from the fiscal year ending February 28, 1900. These are immensely entertaining documents and vivid snapshots of life long ago. Let's look at some of the data they presented. Here are the arrests that the Chief of Police reported. Next question and be honest. How many times have you sold spoilt meat or slept in a back lot and not been caught? It's okay to admit it. Click to enlarge:

See Part II - Deaths.

See, that’s where society started it’s decline. When I grew up in the 1870’s, we wouldn’t be caught dead being drunk in the Capital, or drunk and down. I swear, these kids of the 80’s and 90’s. (That’s 1880’s and 1890’s)
rfburns - 03/09/11 - 22:54

Interesting…I hear those crazy kids on “Jersey Shore” make reference to females they have become friends with from local watering holes as “drunk and down”. Who woulda’ thought that same terminology was around way back then???
Silver - 03/10/11 - 00:58

Furthermore, who would have thought that was a crime!?!?
Silver - 03/10/11 - 01:00

Oh noes! We need to get Silver help if he has been contaminated by the Jersey Shore virus!
Quick, someone show him episodes of “NOVA” from PBS to offset the damage done by JS!
We must try to save his brain! :-)
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 03/10/11 - 12:18

Thanks Marsh, but I just watch to get a good laugh!!
Silver - 03/10/11 - 17:10

Yeah, I’m sure it has nothing to do with JWOWW!
RescueRanger - 03/10/11 - 17:23

It’s not JWOWW it’s Snooki! Ha Ha
911 - 03/10/11 - 18:33

Hahahaha; a Captain friend of mine calls her JWOWW-WOW. I say J-WOWW = F-I-N-E!
Silver - 03/10/11 - 20:51

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