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100 years ago — September 1919

SALISBURY — Mrs. Guy Drum is on the sick list with one of the prevailing colds.

 

LIME ROCK — Miss Rachael Cashdollar has accepted a position in Torrington.

 

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100 years ago — September 1919

LAKEVILLE — The silent policemen have arrived and were used Labor Day for the first time. There are two of them, one at the intersection of Main and Holley streets and the other at the railway bridge. The installation of the “billy cops” will make for much greater safety at these dangerous corners.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fitting and daughter Phebe of Baltimore have returned to Salisbury. Mr. Fitting expects to finish his house which he had started.

 

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100 years ago — August 1919

SALISBURY — The many friends of Mrs. E. Barton will be glad to hear that she is getting along nicely.

 

Dog days ended August 25th with rain.

 

SALISBURY — Samuel Whitbeck has received his discharge from the army and arrived home Monday.

 

ORE HILL — Mr. E.L. Peabody is having the silo on his farm rebuilt. Ward Dean is doing the work.

 

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100 years ago — August 1919

SALISBURY — Mr. W.P. Bishop and daughter Clara enjoyed a motor trip to Danbury and Hartford where they spent the weekend.

 

LIME ROCK — Grant Finkle expects to move to Lakeville soon.

 

SHARON — Miss Martha Wilbur visited at Pine Grove last week.

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100 years ago — August 1919

Nicholas Guzman, a full blood Filipino, is one of the workmen employed by Barnes and Osborn on the state road work. Nicholas speaks good English, has been in this country eight years and wants to locate in Lakeville as he likes it better here than any place he has visited yet.

 

LIME ROCK — Mr. Duncan who has been ill, is now able to be out and is soon to return to his duties.

 

SHARON — The H.B. Dakin Co. have improved their store with a new dress of paint.

Turning Back the Pages: August 8, 2019

100 years ago — August 1919

The Dr. William Bissell Hospital Fund, having been incorporated, is now ready to receive donations. Do not wait for a later “drive” to give; do not wait to be asked to give to so worthy a beneficence; but make your contribution at once. Mr. Wm. Kane is treasurer of the Fund, and will receive donations or subscriptions at the bank, or he will receive checks through the mail.

 

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100 years ago — 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Gladys Osborn will sever her connection with the local post office today. Clifford Cullen will fill the position of assistant left vacant by Miss Osborn.

 

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100 years ago — July 1919

Mrs. George R. Belcher of the Journal force is enjoying a week’s vacation.

 

LAKEVILLE — Archie Yaple of Winsted was in town Monday.

 

Agents from the Internal Revenue Office have been in town this week collecting the tax from drivers of jitney and livery cars. Every auto owner who transports passengers for hire is subject to the tax.

 

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100 years ago — July 1919

More than 16,000 horses in Connecticut were displaced by motor vehicles in the past decade, it was seen by figures obtained at the capitol. Statistics prepared in the office of Tax Commissioner William H. Corbin revealed that the horse population of the state dropped from 75,779 in 1908 to 59,737 last year, while records of the motor vehicle department showed that the number of horseless vehicles leaped from 7,895 to 95,650. Five automobiles appeared for every horse removed.

 

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100 years ago — July 1919

LAKEVILLE — M.E. Snow of Norfolk has been appointed gasoline inspector in this section.

 

SHARON — Meredith Gillette is assisting at G.B. Klobe’s store during the summer.

 

CANAAN — Mrs. H.L. Ross has been visiting her sister in Bethel.

 

LAKEVILLE — Captain Theodore Kenyon and bride are occupying W.H. Kenyon’s residence on Main Street while the latter with his family is away on an extended auto tour.