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Turning Back the Pages - May 17

100 years ago — May 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Harriet Hortie of Hartford was home over Sunday.

LAKEVILLE — Charles Thurston has purchased a piece of land extending from Jay Doty’s place to the gas house.

SALISBURY — Miss Jeannette Warner has entirely recovered from her severe attack of quinsy.

If you want a Car for yourself and sweetheart, buy one of the Runabouts offered by Benjamin.

The Southern New England Telephone Co. are placing new poles from the residence of George Cook at Ore Hill to the state line, where they will connect with the Hudson River Telephone Co. This will give a direct line to Millerton. The work is being done under the supervision of George F. Kimball. This will cut out much of the western business that formerly passed through the Sharon exchange.

50 years ago — May 1962

Miss Amy L. Schaffer comes to The Lakeville Journal this week as associate editor, replacing Jean Stewart Bower who resigned to join her husband in Lagos, Nigeria, where he is with NBC Inc., teaching the Nigerians how to run their television system.

FALLS VILLAGE — Miss Jean Gustafson of Warren Turnpike spent last weekend at her parents’ home. She is a secretarial student in New York City.

Troop B in Canaan is investigating a series of breaks into coin-operated coke, milk and ice machines from Route 7 in North Canaan to New Hartford along Route 44. The machines are broken open and the coins removed.

FALLS VILLAGE — Mr. and Mrs. William Dickinson and children, Vickie and Edward, of South Canaan, have moved into the home formerly occupied by the John Belchers.

25 years ago — May 1987

Five Northwest Corner paddlers will be representing the United States at the World Whitewater Championships in France this summer. Doug Gordon of Cornwall qualified in the men’s kayak class, Cathy Hearn of Lime Rock made it in the women’s kayak class, Bruce Lessels will be competing in the men’s canoe class, and Jamie McEwan of Lakeville and Lecky Haller of Lime Rock will be racing in the men’s double canoe class.

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