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Turning Back the Pages - December 1

75 years ago — 1936

LIME ROCK — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Loucks Jr. of Torrington were callers in town on Sunday.

SALISBURY — The home of William Conklin is being wired for electricity.

LAKEVILLE — Miss Tryphena Everts has resumed her duties at the Telephone exchange after enjoying a two weeks vacation.

SALISBURY — Miss Louise Scribner is making a costume doll for Helen Hayes, the actress.

50 years ago — 1961

A new building, new interest and a new occupation has been added to the six-town area on a stretch of land bordering the Housatonic just north of Dutchers Bridge and opposite Green Acres, Canaan. Here Fiorello (“Jerry”) Segalla is completing spacious training stables for thoroughbred race horses. They will be known as Green Acres Stables.

In the second snowstorm to hit the area this winter on Tuesday, slippery roads caused much skidding and tie ups on hills until the sanders got out Tuesday night. Strange sight yesterday morning was William Schlock of the Lakeville Fire District manually pushing the sidewalk snowplow which refused to go under its own power. The snowplow was purchased last winter when the drifts were too much for the old snowblower to handle.

SHARON — Harry Bartram reported on Monday evening he had received 41 contributions for the Town Clock Fund in response to a letter sent out in mid-Nov-ember to about 170 Sharon residents asking for money for electrifying the Town Clock.

25 years ago — 1986

SALISBURY — Commercial artist and illustrator Sandra Boynton has donated an original illustration to benefit the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad fund drive. The illustration is to appear on envelopes and inserts mailed to residents. The eye-catching Boynton hippo will be found driving an SVAS ambulance across 2,500 mailers in Lakeville and Salisbury.

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