Turning Back the Pages - April 12

100 years ago — April 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Charis Ladd, Allen and Jack Goddard were at the Parsonage for Easter.

LIME ROCK — Miss Ella Gown is not quite so well at this writing.

LAKEVILLE — Dr. H.E. Bartle one day this week caught a brook trout weighing 1 1/4 pounds.

Bradley & Egan will move their market to the basement of the Lampman building April 20th.

50 years ago — April 1962

Only a decade ago, the Sharon Green was populated by a most magnificent stand of large elms, as were the main streets of many surrounding communities, a pride and joy for all who lived here and for all who passed this way to see.

Many of these trees have gone, diseased and removed, the victims of the dreaded Dutch Elm disease. Throughout the area, property owners have lost many hundreds more of these beautiful trees and now there is constant fear that those remaining will soon go.

Joseph Jacobs of Falls Village has been awarded the Pontiac Estes Award for selling his complete quota of cars for the months of March and April during the month of March alone. His sales record has put him in seventh place in competition with 181 dealers throughout all New England in a Pontiac-sponsored contest for which first prize is a trip to Las Vegas, Nev.

25 years ago — April 1987

Monday through Friday, Rob Perotti is a normal kind of guy. He works on engines at his shop, Advanced Auto Repair, on U.S. Route 44 in East Canaan. On the weekends however, the 26-year-old Perotti turns into a Wild Child. An auto mechanic by trade, he is a truck pull competitor by avocation. Wild Child is his truck. With an engine displacement of 572 cubic inches producing over 1,000 horsepower, it is a truly awesome machine.

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