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Turning Back the Pages - May 31

100 years ago — May 1912

The house of Fred Schemerhorn, a snake-catcher of Weataug, and its contents were destroyed by fire about 2:30 Monday morning. Schemerhorn lived alone except for his pets, which included a number of snakes, principally of the black specie. The snakes were kept in the cellar and they are supposed to have perished in the fire. Schemerhorn saved only his wearing apparel.

The Observer (editorial): Swat the fly, before he becomes a great-grand-father.

Turning Back the Pages - May 24

100 years ago — May 1912

LIME ROCK — The sudden death of Mr. M.B. Richardson last Friday was a great shock to our community. Mr. Richardson had not been in the best of health but his death came very unexpectedly and follows within about a year that of his only brother. He is survived by a wife; two sons and one sister, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community.

A.F. Roberts Co. are now operating their store at Twin Lakes.

Turning Back the Pages - May 24

100 years ago — May 1912
LIME ROCK — The sudden death of Mr. M.B. Richardson last Friday was a great shock to our community. Mr. Richardson had not been in the best of health but his death came very unexpectedly and follows within about a year that of his only brother. He is survived by a wife; two sons and one sister, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community.
A.F. Roberts Co. are now operating their store at Twin Lakes.

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Turning Back the Pages - May 17

100 years ago — May 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Harriet Hortie of Hartford was home over Sunday.

LAKEVILLE — Charles Thurston has purchased a piece of land extending from Jay Doty’s place to the gas house.

SALISBURY — Miss Jeannette Warner has entirely recovered from her severe attack of quinsy.

If you want a Car for yourself and sweetheart, buy one of the Runabouts offered by Benjamin.

Turning Back the Pages - May 10

100 years ago — May 1912

LIME ROCK — Mr. Barnum is just as good a judge of horse flesh as he is Salisbury Iron. This horse show at Montreal out rivals the New York show held in the fall in New York City. It is a very high honor to be recognized all over the world through such men as Senator C.W. Barnum.

Mr. W.T. Marsh of Litchfield received a 1912 Cadillac Touring car from Benjamin’s “Auto Shop” Saturday.

L.B. Goodsell of South Kent has purchased the wagon and repair business of the James Stuart Co., and will take possession next week.

Turning Back the Pages - May 3

100 years ago — 1912

SALISBURY — Mrs. Chas Wanger while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Freeman Dempsey in Canaan, had the misfortune to fall down stairs and sprain her ankle. She was brought home in an automobile Sunday.

Turning Back the Pages - April 26

100 years ago — April 1912
SALISBURY — At both churches Sunday, the services and sermons were memorials to Titanic’s dead.

LIME ROCK — Fred Rapp has taken a position as moulder in the shop, and will move his family here soon.

SALISBURY — J.R. Melvin is driving a fine young horse which he recently purchased.

LIME ROCK — The blast furnace was started this week.

A macadam road from Indian Lake to Millerton is to be constructed. The Lane Construction Co. of Meriden secured the contract by submitting the lowest bid, $24,743.40.

Turning Back the Pages - April 12

100 years ago — April 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Charis Ladd, Allen and Jack Goddard were at the Parsonage for Easter.

LIME ROCK — Miss Ella Gown is not quite so well at this writing.

LAKEVILLE — Dr. H.E. Bartle one day this week caught a brook trout weighing 1 1/4 pounds.

Bradley & Egan will move their market to the basement of the Lampman building April 20th.

50 years ago — April 1962

Turning Back the Pages - April 5

100 years ago — April 1912

SALISBURY — The residence of Mrs. William Rockwood Warner narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Sunday night at about ten o’clock. Some water was being heated on an oil stove in the kitchen. For some reason the tank holding the oil exploded and blazing oil was thrown in several directions, causing a fierce blaze. The prompt action of Sherman and Clifford Warner in applying fire extinguishers was all that saved the house. The entire interior of the kitchen was scorched and the blaze had started to enter the pantry.

Turning Back the Pages - March 29

100 years ago — March 1912

LIME ROCK — George, the faithful old stage horse, has been sold to Mr. Goldman who lives at North East Center.

LAKEVILLE — Postmaster Stuart has installed a new stamp canceling machine of the latest design. It greatly facilitates the work of sorting the mail, as it is said that an operator when accustomed to its use can cancel 100 stamps on letters in one minute.