Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1918

SALISBURY — Mrs. Lois Van Deusen has rented her house to Miss Alice Peirce for the summer months. Mrs. Van Deusen is to occupy W.W. Hortie’s house recently vacated by Fred Marston.


TACONIC — Aleck Angus is at present in New Brunswick, N.J., where he is employed in the work of erecting a large wireless station for the government.


LIME ROCK — James Cummings and family moved to Hartford on Monday. We regret very much to see them go. He has lived in Lime Rock about 40 years. M. Dunn is to move into the house vacated by James Cummings, and Wm. Pulver into M. Dunn’s house.


Ten giant locomotives, originally designed for delivery to the Russian government, for service on the trans-Siberian railroad, have been acquired by the New Haven road. Because of their size they are practically useless, since two cannot pass each other on the New Haven double-track system, according to a report in the New York Times. New Haven officials are wondering what to do with this surplus rolling stock.


50 years ago — May 1968

Mrs. Irving V. Tier of Wells Hill was hostess to some 15 or 20 numbers of the Connecticut Chapter of the Ninety-Nines at a luncheon at her home Tuesday. The Ninety-Nines, of which Mrs. Tier is a charter member, is an international organization of women pilots. Founded in 1929, its first president was Amelia Earhart.


Billy Nichols, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Nichols, sustained numerous body cuts on Saturday when he swerved into the shop window of the Sharon Book Center.


25 years ago — May 1993

FALLS VILLAGE — Tia, a four-legged member of The Lakeville Journal staff, picked up three more points at the April 17 Rhode Island Kennel Club dog show, making her an American Champion. Tia, who is owned by Associate Publisher Jean Brown, achieved this status by accumulating 15 points, points that are earned based on the number of dogs defeated on any given day.


CORNWALL — Preparations are now being made for the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department’s second annual Covered Bridge fundraising dance. The event will be held May 30 inside the Covered Bridge on routes 7 and 128 in West Cornwall.


News items were extracted from years-ago issues of The Lakeville Journal.