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A paperboy’s walk around West Cornwall of the 1950s

Former newspaper delivery boy Denis Curtiss led a walking tour of West Cornwall on Sept. 30, and recounted stories from his paper route and memories of a thriving business district. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL — Telling stories of West Cornwall in the 1950s, a vastly different place in comparison with today’s village, local metal sculptor Denis Curtiss (who was Denny, the paperboy, in those years) led a walking tour on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Curtiss’ stories included memories of bygone businesses and a “blue-collar” village lifestyle that has receded into the past. About 25 residents and visitors gathered for the walk around West Cornwall, envisioning the 18 active businesses in the village.

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