Turning Back the Pages - May 10

100 years ago — May 1912

LIME ROCK — Mr. Barnum is just as good a judge of horse flesh as he is Salisbury Iron. This horse show at Montreal out rivals the New York show held in the fall in New York City. It is a very high honor to be recognized all over the world through such men as Senator C.W. Barnum.

Mr. W.T. Marsh of Litchfield received a 1912 Cadillac Touring car from Benjamin’s “Auto Shop” Saturday.

L.B. Goodsell of South Kent has purchased the wagon and repair business of the James Stuart Co., and will take possession next week.

Mr. N.A. MacNeil of Lime Rock is enjoying his annual trip to Mt. Clemens, Mich., where he is taking the mineral baths. Mr. MacNeil takes this trip every year and returned much rested and benefited in every way.

LAKEVILLE — E.C. Tompkins wishes to announce that on and after Monday, May 18th, he will resume business at the Chapin shop on Walton Street, where he will carry out a general blacksmithing business.

50 years ago — May 1962

William L. Fox Jr. of Lakeville, local representative of Monarch Life Insurance Co. of Springfield, Mass., placed among the company’s top ten producers of life insurance for March, it was announced today by General Agent Richard C. North of Monarch’s Hartford office.

Robert M. Mason has announced that the Navy Department, in reviewing the report of the survey crews from the offices of Macchi and Pizzetti, has found 18 potential fallout shelters in Kent, with buildings which have a protection factor of 20 or better.

LAKEVILLE — Thomas McGivern of Perry Street underwent eye surgery last weekend at the Sharon Hospital.

CANAAN — New construction is in progress at the rear of the plant of Becton-Dickinson. This increased capacity of 15,000 square feet is being built for them by Riva Realty. It is expected that construction will be completed by early June.

25 years ago — May 1987

A Lakeville woman has won $12,134, a trip to Switzerland and other expensive prizes as a result of a one-day stint on the television quiz show, “Wheel of Fortune.”
Joan Carlson of Prospect Street will be back in town later this week with her winnings, which also included an ice cream maker, a ceramic dalmatian and a stereo cassette video recorder.
Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.