Turning Back the Pages - May 24

100 years ago — May 1912

LIME ROCK — The sudden death of Mr. M.B. Richardson last Friday was a great shock to our community. Mr. Richardson had not been in the best of health but his death came very unexpectedly and follows within about a year that of his only brother. He is survived by a wife; two sons and one sister, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community.

A.F. Roberts Co. are now operating their store at Twin Lakes.

LIME ROCK — Charles Vosburgh recently purchased a Shetland pony for his grand son in Sharon.

The Forbes Ore Bed property has been sold to the Barnum Richardson Co. for $2,600. H.F. Landon was appointed receiver for the Forbes Co. and conducted the details of the deal.

50 years ago — May 1962

Fair Acres, a Salisbury land mark and beauty spot, has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Everett N. Crosby of New York and Beverly Hills, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight C. Harris, owners of this beautiful 243 acre farm-estate bordering the Housatonic at Dutcher’s Bridge, flew back from London a few weeks ago to take care of the final arrangements and close the deal with the Crosbys.

SALISBURY — The farm belonging to John Swendson of Amesville has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Howard of Stamford.

CANAAN — The dedication of Sam Eddy Field will take place this Sunday at 3 p.m. with Governor John Dempsey among the dignitaries present for the ceremony.

25 years ago — May 1987

Construction workers from Emerson Construction Co. were laying bricks for the new foundation of Salisbury Town Hall this week. Because only a small portion of the old foundation was reusable, the cost of the reconstruction will increase by about $20,000. The old town hall was destroyed by fire in August 1985. The new hall is expected to be ready for occupancy sometime in 1988.

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