Turning Back the Pages - Norma Galaise

Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — April 1917

William Kane has offered the lot which was formerly the baseball diamond to the Home Guard Company for a drill ground.

TACONIC — Henry Corlise is the new barber in Canaan.

LAKEVILLE — Artist Kisselbrack is giving Mrs. Bartle’s residence a new coat of paint.

Trailing arbutus is now in blossom. Those who gather this beautiful flower of spring are cautioned not to pull it up by the roots, as this destroys the plant for all time.

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100 years ago — April 1917

SALISBURY — Jacob Fitting is entertaining his brother for a few days.

LAKEVILLE — Leslie Dufour, while still quite ill with inflammatory rheumatism, is gradually improving. 

LIME ROCK — Robert Humes has resigned his position with Mr. Frost and accepted one at Mr. Scoville’s in Chapinville.

LAKEVILLE — A.B. Hall is driving a handsome new Hudson six touring car.

TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. Topping are rejoicing over the arrival of a little son.

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100 years ago — April 1917

LIME ROCK — Charles McBride is ill with tonsillitis.

TACONIC — Mr. Ernest Rebillard’s arm is improving and he is able to use it some now.

SALISBURY — Mrs. Grace Baldwin and Mrs. Lois Van Deusen spent Wednesday in Hartford.

LAKEVILLE — Andrew Neville, who is taking a course in electrical work in New York, spent Sunday with his parents.

FALLS VILLAGE — The Home Guard has begun drilling under Walter King Stone.

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100 years ago — April 1917

SALISBURY — Fred Seeley is building a new garage.

TACONIC — Helen Harding fell last Friday severely injuring her shoulder.

LIME ROCK — Andrew Humes moved his family to Chapinville this week.

LAKEVILLE — Abraham Martin is still confined to the house owing to an abcess.

TACONIC — Mr. Rood has opened his store at the McElroy place.

CANAAN — Joseph Cahill has moved from Frank Holt’s farm to East Canaan.


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100 years ago — March 1917

The 3:40 eastbound train was delayed about two hours on Wednesday by the derailing of the front trucks of the tender as the train was approaching the station. The truck left the rails just west of the overhead bridge at Holleywood Grove and bumped along over the ties as far as the W.B. Peabody place. Fortunately no damage was done to the train although about 500 feet of track was disarranged and had to be temporarily repaired before trains could go over it.

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100 years ago — March 1917

LIME ROCK — H. Amundsen has been housed with a cold.


TACONC — Mr. Wm. Field, who has been confined to the house for several weeks, is able to be out, and is busying himself at his favorite work among the hot-beds.


For Sale Cheap  A golden oak roll top desk, four feet wide, made by Sellew, the best maker in the country. In as perfect working condition as when first made, sold for lack of use. Geo. D. Harrison.


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100 years ago — March 1917

SALISBURY — The house formerly owned by Mrs. M.E. Bower will be used as an annex to the White Hart Inn the coming season. Extensive repairs and alterations are being made to the interior of the building.

CANAAN — Miss Sarah Rood was home several days last week with the quinsy.

SHARON — State engineers have been in town making surveys for the proposed trunk line from Lakeville to this village.

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100 years ago — March 1917

SALISBURY — W.P. Bishop has returned to his duties as station agent, after a several months’ vacation, due to poor health.

LIME ROCK — T. Terhune has moved back to Falls Village.

CANAAN — Miss Mary Fitch was home from South Kent over Sunday.

The sleighing was again replenished by a fall of six inches of snow on Monday.

LAKEVILLE — Louis Bryant is off duty owing to a bad cut in the little finger of his right hand.

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100 years ago — 1917

SALISBURY — Miss Lucy Reed has been assisting in the Library this week, while Miss Norton has been attending a Library meeting in New Britain.

CANAAN — The fire alarm was sounded at midnight Saturday night when a car used as a storehouse in the railroad yards was destroyed.

SALISBURY — Charles Sherman is the assistant at the station.

TACONIC — Painters from Boston are at present at Hill House, residence of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Scoville.

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100 years ago — February 1917

SALISBURY — Miss Helen McCarty visited her grandmother in Torrington on Saturday.

It is said there is about three feet of frost in the ground.

SALISBURY — Miss Carrie Conklin is having a few days’ vacation from Clark’s store.

The manner in which the train service has been carried out on the C.N.E. during the past two months has been a fearful and wonderful thing.