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50 years ago — December 1967

The Canaan Railroad Station, now owned by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co., was put up for bid last week. A parcel of land including the passenger station area containing approximately 40,000 square feet, together with the existing two-story frame station building, is listed for sale in legal notices in Hartford and New York newspapers. The building itself is considered to be unique in character; a classic prototype of an old-time depot.

 

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50 years ago — December 1917

Hal Borland, novelist, nature writer and columnist who lives on Weatogue Road in Salisbury, was recently named a contributing editor for the national Audubon Magazine. He also has been named a merit award winner in his native state of Nebraska.

 

FALLS VILLAGE — The team of John DuBois and Ed Mimnaugh had a high score of 139 at the Thursday Dec. 7 Setback League meeting. Second highest was the team of Guido Castagna and Marty Merriman with a score of 130.

 

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50 years ago — December 1967

The Lakeville Hose Co. was called out on a fire last Thursday, reported at the William Folland house on Echo Street. When they arrived, Mrs. Folland had taken care of the fire which had resulted from son Jeff, age 4, poking a lighted match through the floor of his bedroom. She threw water on the flames and the only damage was scorched floor boards and some water damage to the kitchen ceiling.

 

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100 years ago — November 1917

SALISBURY — A.L. Dickinson has purchased a Drug Store in New Canaan.

 

CANAAN — R.T. Farnum, A.H. Herriman, George Fisher, Charles O’Connell and William Wallace motored to Camp Devens Saturday.

 

LIME ROCK — The many friends of Hugh Cummings were glad to see him out Sunday.

 

SALISBURY — Mr. Cunningham has entered the employ of Mr. D.T. Warner.

 

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100 years ago — November 1917

SALISBURY — A.L. Dickinson has purchased a Drug Store in New Canaan.

 

CANAAN — R.T. Farnum, A.H. Herriman, George Fisher, Charles O’Connell and William Wallace motored to Camp Devens Saturday.

 

LIME ROCK — The many friends of Hugh Cummings were glad to see him out Sunday.

 

SALISBURY — Mr. Cunningham has entered the employ of Mr. D.T. Warner.

 

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100 years ago — November 1917

LAKEVILLE — In order not to interfere with the grand rally on Saturday evening, the business places of the town will close at 8:30 o’clock.

 

SALISBURY — George Parsons has had electric lights installed in his house.

 

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100 years ago — October 1917

SALISBURY — Paul Parsons has returned home from Hartford on account of poor health.

 

LAKEVILLE — John Greer is off duty owing to an injured foot, caused by a coal chute falling upon it and cracking a bone.

 

LIME ROCK — H. Amundson spent Sunday at Cornwall Pond with a party of men.

 

TACONIC — Mrs. Holmes is entertaining friends this week.

 

50 years ago — October 1967

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100 years ago — October 1917

TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Pentecost left Wednesday for a motor trip to points in western Massachusetts including the training camp at Ayer.

 

SALISBURY — Charles Hardisty, who has been conducting the Edward Barton farm, has given up his lease of the farm and has entered the employ of W.B. Rand.

Three cent postage and 2 cent postal cards will soon be in operation, one of the few reminders that the country is at war.

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100 years ago — October 1917

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100 years ago — September 1917

Herbert Edelman of Salisbury is another Salisbury boy to give his services to Uncle Sam. He enlisted recently and is now at Fort Terry.

The Allyndale White Marble and Lime Company of East Canaan, through lawyer Louis Sperry of Hartford, filed a petition in bankruptcy Saturday. The amounts due to local business houses and to individuals for labor and other work is estimated at $3,000. 

SALISBURY — L.C. Boice is entertaining his brother and sister.