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100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — The ground was white with about an inch of snow at Plantain Pond Wednesday morning.

 

An impromptu celebration was held at Salisbury on Monday evening in honor of the cessation of hostilities. At 8:30 a big bon fire was set off in the street in front of the Congregational Church, and the ex-Kaiser was burned in effigy. Patriotic songs were sung, and groups of young people paraded, blowing horns and cheering.

 

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100 years ago — November 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. George R. Belcher spent Saturday and Sunday in Great Barrington.

 

LAKEVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. George Miller entertained a number of their young friends at a party last Thursday evening.

 

LIME ROCK — W. Tellerday moved to East Canaan this week.

 

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100 years ago —1918

SALISBURY — Miss Helen Eggleston is home from her duties at Connecticut Western News, Canaan, owing to illness.

 

The weather of the past two weeks has been delightful and are what the old timers would term Indian Summer.

 

SALISBURY — Stanley Sherwood of Torrington is spending a few days at his home here.

 

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100 years ago — October 1918

LIME ROCK — The children who had scarletina have all recovered and are out again. The cases were all very mild.

 

TACONIC — Eugene Fuller of Sheffield fell from an apple tree recently, loosening several ribs from the spine. He remains in a serious condition.

 

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100 years ago — October 1918

Sugar should not cost Connecticut housewives more than eleven cents a pound, according to Robert Scoville, Connecticut’s Federal Food Administrator, who added, in a statement made yesterday, that on much sugar eleven cents was really an excessive price for some time to come.

 

Church, school and movies are closed until further notice, because of influenza.

 

TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. Hanlon are recovering, and George and Emma Brayen are ill with influenza.

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100 years ago — 1918

LIME ROCK — School has closed on account of five cases of scarlet fever in town.

 

SALISBURY — Master Raymond Knickerbocker is ill with pleuro pneumonia.

 

TACONIC — Miss Sadie Gordon is pleasantly situated as companion to a lady in Dorchester, Mass.

 

LIME ROCK — A. Humes is to move from Chapinville to Mrs. Owen’s farm.

 

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100 years ago — September 1918

LIME ROCK — Benjamin Richards has resigned his position as chauffeur at Mr. C.W. Barnum’s and gone to Waterville to work.

 

LAKEVILLE — The Misses Ethel, Charlotte and Mary Judd, Mary Lorigan and Miriam Everts spent last Thursday evening at Joseph Beebe’s in Sharon.

 

LIME ROCK — Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Hunter who has lost both his brother and mother within a few weeks.

 

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100 years ago — September 1918

SALISBURY — Miss Julia Finnegan is enjoying a vacation from her duties in the office of the Connecticut Power Co. in Canaan part of which she is spending with friends in Waterbury.

 

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100 years ago — September 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Ryan and son of Springfield and Miss Carrie Marston of New York are visiting at Fred Marston’s.

 

Please save all fruit pits including peach, plum, apricot and olive pits. Clean thoroughly, dry and send them to your Red Cross work room. The Government asks for them for use in the manufacturing of gas masks.

 

SALISBURY — Miss Clara Stone has entered the Northfield School for the coming year.

 

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100 years ago — September 1918

Mr. I. Kent Fulton who is in the Tank division at Gettysburg was home over Sunday and Monday on furlough. Mr. Fulton likes the service very much.

 

LIME ROCK — There will not be any Red Cross meetings until further notice, owing to the delay in material.