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100 years ago — March 1919

SALISBURY — Arthur Dubois is visiting his parents.

 

The question of oil on the roads is becoming very acute, and it is hoped that the community will not be left in the lurch unexpectedly as it was last year.

 

SALISBURY — G.H. Selleck had the hard luck to lose a valuable horse last week.

 

SHARON — Mrs. John Carley, who fell last week breaking a leg, is reported as doing well at the hospital.

 

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100 years ago — March 1919

SALISBURY — George Ashman has a new horse which he purchased at the sale in Amenia last Saturday.

 

LAKEVILLE — Miss Mary Stanton is the new assistant in the Post Office.

 

LIME ROCK — Fay Chaffee bought a valuable horse once owned by Mr. C.W. Barnum. Fay says he will take nobody’s dust.

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100 years ago — March 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Phoebe Smith has gone to Atlantic City where she is employed by the Fisher family.

 

LAKEVILLE — W.P. Bradley will sell the farm tools and household furniture of Mrs. E.F. Sanford, Ore Hill, Conn., at auction, March 19 at 1 o’clock sharp.

 

LIME ROCK — Orin Paine of Boston Corners spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. L.A. Bulman.

 

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100 years ago — March 1919

SALISBURY — I.K. Fulton has purchased a new Peerless car. 

 

LAKEVILLE — The engine and tender of the westbound Central New England passenger train due here at 12:08 a.m. was derailed at Cherry Brook Station last Saturday morning by a washout due to high water. The derailment nearly plunged the train into the Farmington River. Public Utilities Commissioner R.T. Higgins was a passenger on the train. 

 

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100 years ago — February 1919

The heaviest snowfall of the winter occurred Saturday night, about seven or eight inches of “the beautiful” covering the ground. However, the warm sun of Sunday caused it to melt very rapidly and spoiled any chance of good sleighing.

 

Found — A bunch of 12 door keys and buttonhook on road near Baker Field. Owner can secure same by applying to curator at Hotchkiss School.

 

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100 years ago — February 1919

SALISBURY — Rev. C.B. Carpenter and family are moving back into the Rectory.

 

LAKEVILLE — A valuable horse belonging to Mrs. Andrew Whalen was drowned one day last week at Mudge Pond.

 

TACONIC — Ten-inch ice is being harvested.

 

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Geo. Belcher has been ill with a hard cold.

 

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100 years ago — February 1919

CANAAN — Howard Judson, seven years old, was taken to the county hospital in Winsted Monday suffering with severe burns on his arms and chest received Friday while stamping out a bonfire.

 

LAKEVILLE — William Heffernan has given up his position as R.F.D. carrier and has taken the position formerly occupied by Eli Van Valkenburg in charge of the Lakeville sewer system. Ward Finkle is the new R.F.D. carrier.

 

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100 years ago — February 1919

Harrison School has closed owing to the Influenza epidemic.

 

Sunday — Candlemas Day was clear and according to the groundhog that means six weeks more of winter.

 

TACONIC — Miss Annie Angus is the recipient of a box of grape fruit sent by her brother Alec from Miami, Florida.

 

LIME ROCK — Mr. Frost has purchased a new grey team from A. Martin, Lakeville.

 

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100 years ago — January 1919

The Robbins Burrall Trust Co. have installed this week a Burroughs Ledger Posting and Statement machine. This machine, which is electrically operated, is the “last word in mechanical bookkeepers” and was purchased in order to keep up with the growing business of the company.

 

LIME ROCK — Some people are filling their ice houses from Gillette Pond. The ice is eleven inches thick.

 

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100 years ago — January 1919

SALISBURY — Miss Marguerite Marston, who has been visiting her brother in Canaan for the past week, has returned home.

 

LIME ROCK — Miss Margaret Hubbard was in Great Barrington over Sunday.

 

SALISBURY — Mr. Howard Aller of Phoenix, Ariz., spent the weekend at the Congregational parsonage.

 

LIME ROCK — Mr. Bradley dug some parsnips from his garden on Tuesday.