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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.

LAKEVILLE — Chester Thurston will enter the employ of the A.F. Roberts Co. April 1st. George Joynes finishes his duties at Bartram and Everts, and Peter Flynn leaves the Wononsco House to take a position at Bartram and Everts.

50 years ago — March 1962

SALISBURY — Jerome P. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Clark II, has accepted a position as a co-pilot with the Mohawk Airlines and is presently based in Ithaca, N.Y.

LAKEVILLE — A large beaver was seen at midnight last Tuesday on the sidewalk in front of the Ben Franklin store by a Lakeville couple who were driving by in their car. When they stopped the car, the beaver ambled across the road and disappeared up behind the Fire House in the direction of the Lake.

FALLS VILLAGE — Laurie Blodgett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Blodgett of Prospect Street, was guest of honor at a birthday party at her home last Friday.

25 years ago — March 1987

Investigators continued to search the Hideaway Lake area of Wassaic, N.Y., this week for clues to explain the March 19 crash of a Bell helicopter that killed two New York men. The copter was examining cable routes for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. Police identified the victims as Robert Allen Slater, 37, of New Hartford, N.Y., the pilot, and Dominick J. Sacco Jr., 36, of Rome, N.Y.

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