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A new building, a flooded carburetor and an Air Force graduate

100 years ago — August 1913

LIME ROCK — Mr. C.W. Barnum met with quite an accident last Sunday when coming down stairs he fell and hurt his back quite badly.

Turning Back the Pages - Aug. 15, 2013

100 years ago — August 1913

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. James R. Wilson and family have moved to the Davis Ore bed.

The Under mountain road is again open to Sheffield after being closed nearly a year for state road work. It has been widened and new gravel has been used. After a little smoothing up and removal of loose stones the road will probably be a very good piece of highway.

In compliance with the new state law fire escapes will be placed on the Salisbury and Lakeville High schools.

Turning Back the Pages - January 17

100 years ago — January 1913

SALISBURY — E.E. Stalker of Salisbury is suffering from a badly burned arm caused by gasoline catching fire while he was at work in Dempsey and Sabin’s plumbing shop.

Grip colds are the fashion these days.

The route clerks on the trains state that the Lakeville post office is doing more parcels post business than any other station along the line of the C.N.E. road.

50 years ago — January 1963

Turning Back the Pages - January 10

100 years ago — 1913
Large front page display advertisement: FREE For a Few Weeks Only. FREE Two Gold Fish and a GLOBE to every buyer of 35 cents worth of any goods in this hustling store. Purchase must include a 10 cent box of Fish Food. Patent boxes furnished free in which you can carry 100 miles if necessary. Puff’s. Millerton, N.Y.

Turning Back the Pages - December 20

100 years ago — December 1912
SALISBURY — Margaret Spurr entertained several of her friends in a most pleasing manner, on Friday evening last. The evening was devoted to piano playing and games, all greatly enjoyed themselves.

LAKEVILLE — Benjamin delivered two Torpedo Runabouts to Torrington parties last week.

LIME ROCK —  Cap O’Donnell of West Cornwall was in town Monday.

Turning Back the Pages - December 13

100 years ago — 1912

It is understood that the piece of highway in front of the A.K. Chapin residence is to be improved next spring, and it certainly needs it.

LIME ROCK — Mr. Chas. Moyer at this writing is slowly improving, we are glad to say.

The house of William Hanley at Spencers’ Corner was destroyed by fire one night recently.

50 years ago — December 1962

Turning Back the Pages - December 6

100 years ago — December 1912

SALISBURY — While cutting corn-stalks last Friday W.B. Clark’s right hand became caught in the machine and three fingers were very seriously injured.

LAKEVILLE — Merrill Fenn of the S.N.E.T. Telephone Co., has gone to Redding Ridge, where he will still be employed by the Telephone Co.

SALISBURY — The meat market has been sold to William Teeter.

Turning Back the Pages - November 29

<strong> 100 years ago — November 1912 </strong>

Be Thankful

Because you live in Old Salisbury instead of Turkey.

Because you have a fine and wholesome water supply when many other sections are economizing in this respect.

Because the good sidewalk movement seems to be starting in good earnest.

Because the weather has been mild when coal is scarce in many sections.

Because the town has been free from disastrous fires, epidemics and crime.

Turning Back the Pages - November 22

100 years ago — November 1912

LIME ROCK — Frank Chase has resigned his position as chauffeur, which he has held for the past three years with Mr. C.W. Barnum. George Belcher now fills the vacancy.

SALISBURY — There is no school in Room 2, as Miss Lena Clark is ill.

LIME ROCK — John Barnum had a narrow escape from death while walking out of a window in his sleep and falling. He sustained a wrenched knee and several other bruises and cuts.

Turning Back the Pages - November 15

100 years ago — November 1912

An inspection of the forests in the State is said to show that many chestnut trees have succumbed to the blight and others are dying. Thus far no cure has been found and the only methods pursued in seeking to check the disease is by cutting down the affected trees. Even the young growth is affected and it looks as if chestnut timber would become a rarity in Connecticut in a few years. The hickory, oak, maple and birch will have to take its place.