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Turning Back the Pages - July 17, 2014

100 years ago — July 1914

SALISBURY — Philip Beers has finished his duties at Dufour’s barber shop.

Notice — Having purchased a good horse I am now prepared to do livery and trucking within reasonable limits. I also wish to announce that I will supply ice to anyone desiring it. D.M. Thrall Phone 68-4.

SALISBURY — John Landon is the new clerk at G.H. Clark’s grocery store.

LIME ROCK — James Vandyke is suffering from blood poison in his arm.

For the benefit of the Equal suffrage cause, orders taken for jellies, jams, preserves, pickles, cakes and salads. Apply to Mrs. G.D. Harrison.

The ravages of the chestnut blight are more in evidence this summer than ever before. It is plain that unless the blight soon disappears or loses its virulence the chestnut will in a few years be a rare tree. There is no practical remedy for the trouble. All that can be done is to cut out the affected trees.

LIME ROCK — Mr. Edward Richardson is at his mother’s.

50 years ago — July 1964

SALISBURY — Proposed plans for enlarging the Scoville Memorial Library were presented to the Trustees of the Library Association at its annual meeting Tuesday by S. Norton Miner, Salisbury architect.

CORNWALL — Constant Beauty observed his 90th birthday Sunday July 12. He received many cards and gifts. Mr. Beauty still works three hours a day for an employer in Warren, whose grounds he helps tend.

SALISBURY — Ray McLaughlin and his two grandsons, Johnny Peck and Chris Fenn, have returned from an exciting fishing trip to Canada.

FALLS VILLAGE — Two Falls Village boys, Bob Belcher and Henry Frueh, are appearing this week in The Rose Tattoo at the Sharon Playhouse.

25 years ago — July 1989

Damages the Northwest Corner suffered from cyclonic winds Monday are estimated to be in the millions of dollars. And it will be decades — if ever — before Cornwall looks anything as it did before Monday afternoon. The Cathedral Pines on the hill overlooking Cornwall were destroyed. The 45-acre preserve of evergreens, with trees up to 175 feet high, some of them estimated to be nearly 300 years old, had been the largest single stand of white pine and hemlock in New England and the Adirondacks, according to the Nature Conservancy.

These items are taken from decades-old Lakeville Journals and contain original spellings and phrases.