Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1919

SALISBURY — Mrs. Guy Drum is on the sick list with one of the prevailing colds.


LIME ROCK — Miss Rachael Cashdollar has accepted a position in Torrington.


The skeleton of a man was found on Canaan Mountain last Saturday near Canaan. Selectman Curtis of Norfolk later identified the remains as those of Tamadge Pulver, the aged Canaan man who mysteriously disappeared a few years ago. Beside the remains was an empty bottle bearing the label “Carbolic Acid.” It is supposed that Pulver committed suicide in a fit of depression.


LIME ROCK — Mr. Curtis is to move to Mr. Smither’s farm.


ORE HILL — Miss Harriet Ray has returned to her home in White Plains to attend school.


LAKEVILLE — Miss Alice Fowlkes has gone to Springfield where she will continue her studies in stenography at the High School of Commerce.


David Doty has resigned his position as janitor at the High School.


50 years ago — September 1969

A ’63 Falcon was stolen from Ed Houston’s Garage in Falls Village early last Thursday morning. It was one of the garage’s shop cars. Whoever took it drove it up Johnson Road, lost control, and crashed it into a fence post from which it ricocheted into a nearby swamp near a spring on the property of Miss Camille Renault. Mired and damaged beyond repair but with its lights still on, it was discovered at 7 a.m. There was no sign of the driver who apparently had not been injured to any great extent and had been able to make his getaway.


Admittance of the first patients at the $1.5 million Robert E. Geer Memorial Extended Care Facility in Canaan is less than three months away, Harry E. Clough, administrator of the new 93-bed medical unit, said this week. Patients will pay $17 to $20 a day for room, meals and around-the-clock nursing in semi-private accommodations while the rates for private room patients will range from $25 to $28 daily.


Charles (Chip) Lovell, son of C. Thomas Lovell of Sharon, is general chairman of New Student Week at Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven.


For Sale: Unique Weekend Home. 8 1/2 acres, brook, all-electric. 4 pine-paneled rooms plus child’s loft and finished basement. 2 fireplaces. Offered at $32,500.


25 years ago — September 1994

Starting Sept. 24, Connecticut residents making long-distance telephone calls or sending faxes within the state will have to dial 203 before the seven-digit number. The new system will set the stage for the advent of the state’s second area code — to be introduced within the next five years.

Items first appeared in The Lakeville Journal.