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Turning Back The Pages 9-8

75 years ago — 1936

SALISBURY — The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Morey has been christened Frank William.

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Salem and daughter and Mrs. Athoe are enjoying a motor trip to Maine.

SALISBURY — Earl Senior has returned to his duties at the First National store after being confined to his home with Tonsilitis.

FOR SALE — (Advertisement) 35 six-week-old pigs. $5.00 each. F.J. Schmaling. Taconic, Conn.

50 years ago — 1961

The Trustees of the Mount Riga Historical and Educational Foundation will hold a brief dedication ceremony at the site of the restored iron furnace on Sunday at 4 p.m.

The old stone cairn, once an important factor in the industrial life of Salisbury, had been reduced to little more than a pile of rubble when the Mt. Riga Foundation decided it should be restored. Once before, in 1935, a Hotchkiss Master, the late John Van Benschoten Griggs, had personally staved off the inroads of time and weather, giving his own time and labor to restoration of the old furnace. At the time of his death in 1954, a memorial fund was raised in his name. A part of this fund has been used toward the present complete restoration as a fitting memorial to one who was so identified with the Mountain that the late Miss Esther Frink relinquished her rights to the last plot in the Mt. Riga Cemetery so “Van” Griggs might be buried there.

CANAAN — Frank Stevens of West Main Street celebrated his 93rd birthday Sept. 1. Mr. Stevens was for many years Town Clerk of the Town of North Canaan. He has however for many years been confined to his home.

25 years ago — 1986

After almost two years of seeking permits, Warren Gregory hopes to have WKZE-AM, his Sharon-based radio station, on the air this fall.

The radio tower in Millerton, N.Y., is almost completed, the studio next to the Town Hall in Sharon is beginning to fill with broadcasting equipment, and tests should begin in October, Mr. Gregory said.

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