Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1917

SALISBURY — The Misses Marston and Duncan, Messrs. Sam Whitbeck and Paul Parsons motored to Washington on Tuesday.

Miss Frances Norton is one of the teachers in the Lakeville High School.

TACONIC — Frost damaged farm and garden crops in this vicinity on Tuesday and Wednesday. Few of the farmers had their ensilage cut and it is a great loss.

Advertisement. Men Wanted. A few more men wanted for underground work at the “Clay Beds” at West Cornwall. You can make and save from $75.00 to $100.00 per month now until spring or indefinitely, if you know anything about mining or desire to learn. We furnish lodging, beds and rubber clothing free, you must bring your own bedding and be prepared to board yourself. We guarantee you $3.00 per day and pay a bonus besides for each skip loaded out. 8 hour shifts. Apply in person, telephone or write to the CORNWALL KAOLIN CO., West Cornwall, Conn.

LAKEVILLE — F.E. Bartholomew spent a part of last week in Hartford taking in the big fair.


50 years ago — 1967

VFW Couch-Pipa Post 6851 has planned a mortgage-burning party for Saturday Sept. 30. This will be open free to all members and their wives, and therefore they are urged to attend. Anyone in this vicinity who has contributed either free labor or materials during the construction of the building should contact Commander Frank Zucco, and he will be sure an invitation is sent for the affair.

SHARON — First Lt. Roswell Augustus Hart has returned from a year of duty with the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious duty and he has been discharged from the Army, having completed his Reserve requirements.

In the only trotting race of the year in Lakeville, the Wells Hill Driving Park Association staged a series of races last Monday at the Baroody track on Wells Hill. In the first heat, Scotch Creek, a 10-year-old, driven by Paul Cleaveland, 73, came home the winner.


25 years ago — 1992

Supplies were loaded aboard a truck parked opposite the McDonald’s Restaurant in Canaan last week, destined to be sent to Hurricane Andrew’s victims in Florida. Such collections were made throughout Northwest Connecticut last week as residents opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to send much-needed goods along their way.


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