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Journal: chronicler of change

Violence in the Northwest Corner: “Believing he was about to be held up, George Ball, 19, whose father George Ball was accidentally blown to death by dynamite at New Hartford a few years ago, on Monday night shot and killed John Whalen, aged 55, of Norfolk on the highway in East Canaan,” The Lakeville Journal reported in its Jan. 16, 1913, issue.

The Lakeville Journal is entering a new era in its 120-year history, with a move to a new office location. 

This special history issue includes photos and pages from the past, a chance for longtime community members to remember the world as it used to be and the people they have known here, and a chance for newer members to get a glimpse at how the Northwest Corner has changed over the decades. Many of these photos and articles were found as we cleaned out our storage spaces in preparation for downsizing and moving to smaller quarters. 

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