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  • Day 82 of Jacob's Journey: Much to Be Thankful For

    Posted on November 21, 2012

    November 21, 1819


    Butternut squash mash...cornbread dressing...pumpkin pie...and a succulent bird wrapped around apple and chestnut stuffing topped with gravy. Swell food is always a pleasure to be thankful for, and I sure am more than ready to tuck into my cousin's wife's feast tomorrow with family and friends!


    But more importantly, I'm also grateful for finally completing the amazing journey to my chosen city of Cincinnati that started in spring of this year. I've traveled by foot, by horseback and by flatboat to realize my dream of founding a company that will produce American-made wares to make home life a little easier and more comfortable for citizens of this fine country for many years to come.


    Now comes the hard part...scoping out a suitable location for a factory in town and hiring folks to work the wire looms. But first things first--tomorrow is Thanksgiving!


    Editors's Note: We at Jacob Bromwell would like to wish all of our customers, followers and friends a very happy Thanksgiving. Here's hoping you all have much to be thankful for this year!

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  • America's Most Haunted

    Posted on October 31, 2012


    When I was just a ragamuffin, my pappy used to love scaring the wits out of me with ghost stories around the fireplace. He told me tales of cemeteries he'd been to that made strange sounds, an overnight stay in a tavern that he swore was haunted, and a ship that disappeared during the revolutionary war. Sometimes he'd even make swooping shadows on the walls with his hands--it was enough to keep me too frightened to fall asleep until the sun showed itself!

    Ghost tales are as old as America itself, and America is a pretty haunted place. Why, you can see for yourself over at the Huffington Post, who recently compiled this list of America's Most Haunted Places. From Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA to the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, MA, there's no shortage of ghoulish legends in the history of this country.

    And to keep you company while you spin spooky tales over the fire, why not take along my Original Popcorn Popper to keep your spellbound audience company?

    Have a happy and safe Halloween, folks!

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  • Day 61 of Jacob's Journey: Arrival in Cincinnati

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    Cincinnati in 1841. Image via


    October 1, 1819


    Land ho! Today as the boat drifted down the Ohio, away from the grassy fields and leaf blanketed forests, we suddenly got a fizzing glimpse up ahead of a bustling weave of people, dirt streets, buildings and carriages. Could it be after four weeks on the waterway we've finally reached The Queen City of the West?


    First order of business is finding a boardinghouse with a stable for Pioneer until I can secure some land of my own. The second will be scouting the city streets for a suitable site for my factory. I've already named it. It will be called the The Bromwell Brush & Wire Goods Company. Catchy, no? And when there's enough supplies to be sold, I plan on peddling the wares up and down along the river to the folks who live along there.


    I wished my traveling companions fair thee well and I've told Benjamin and Stogie to look for the goods company so we can trade bourbon and riddles soon. Right now, I'm looking as thin as Job's turkey, so it's time for some grub!

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