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Turning Back The Pages

75 years ago — November 1936

SALISBURY —  Mr. and Mrs. I. Kent Fulton have returned from a visit with their son Wells in California. They made the trip overland by auto.

Reflections of the Season (editorial): The world is mighty inconsistent, to be celebrating Armistice Day that ended war and at the same time rapidly arming to the teeth in preparation for another war. It’s ironic to say the least.

TACONIC — Hugh Curtis of Grassland Farm has been appointed a member of the Town Committee, for the Farm Bureau.

LIME ROCK — Mr. and Mrs. Louis Loucks of Torrington were at C. Brasie’s recently.

50 years ago — November 1961

SHARON — The Sharon Fire Department, assisted by the Lakeville Hose Co., controlled and contained a fire which started on the second floor of the Sharon Ballet School building at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Had the fire spread to Sharon Garage next door, its potential for damage would have been almost unlimited.

In the Sharon fire Monday evening, young Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gorat lost all their possessions except the clothes on their backs. Married only 11 months and expecting a baby, they lost all their furniture, china and all their wedding gifts; none of which was covered by insurance.

The Journal would like to serve as clearinghouse for a neighborly “Fire Shower” to help them replace at least a few of their household necessities.

LAKEVILLE — Gerald McGowan of Dublin, Ireland, has accepted a position as night linotype operator at The Lakeville Journal.

25 years ago — November 1986

FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Education at its Nov. 5 meeting voted to purchase a school bus equipped with seat belts. A bus accident on Oct. 7 involving 12 Falls Village students prompted concerned parents to approach the board with such a request.

An early snow covered most highways in the Northwest Corner as road crews scrambled to meet the early challenge. Though the driving was slippery at midday on Tuesday, warmer temperature alleviated the worst of the problem by nightfall. Up to 7 1/2 inches of the white stuff fell in the area.

Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.