Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1917

LAKEVILLE — Henry Atkins is in the County Hospital at Winsted for treatment on account of local poisoning in one leg.

LIME ROCK — During the thunder storm of Monday evening lightning struck E.A. Frost’s barn and a tree at L.A. Bulman’s place.

LAKEVILLE — E.L. Peabody’s building occupied by the telephone exchange is being reshingled.

SALISBURY — Mrs. L.M. Eggleston and family are enjoying a week’s stay at Builtmore Camp at Twin Lakes.

LAKEVILLE — Miss Belle Adams was overcome by the heat at Benjamin’s store last Thursday and has been confined to the house since.

SHARON — Arthur W. Lamb has been on the sick list.


50 years ago — August 1967

One of the area’s most popular young performers will be welcomed back after a five years’ absence when Steve Foote of Cornwall brings his guitar and gives a concert of folk songs at the Cornwall Town Hall Aug. 12 at 12:30. The concert will be the chief feature of the Annual Meeting of Cornwall Library and will be open to the public.

Canaan Volunteer Firemen answered a call at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz Sunday evening when their car burned while in the garage. The horn evidently short-circuited, causing the fire. The car was a total loss and there was considerable damage to the garage.

The Old Rocking Chair symbolizes the Rocking Chair Cabins, Route 44, Salisbury. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coon Jr., local residents for 56 years, are the new owners of the cabins, and have just announced that the Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and supper and open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., is now open, as well as the gas station and the Baked Goods counter. The cabins have remained open during the alterations to the main building and the installation of the gas pumps. Both Mr. and Mrs. Coons will be delighted to see anyone who wishes to drop in and look around.


25 years ago — August 1992

FALLS VILLAGE — Seth Nathan Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Green of Sand Road, received a Furniture Design Award at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology this May. Green, a fourth-year industrial design major, is enrolled in the School of Art and Design in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.


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