Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — July 1922
LIME ROCK — Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Charles Brasie and Mrs. Harry Amundson went berrying near West Cornwall one day last week, and ever since Mrs. Amundson has been receiving applications to join snake clubs, her bravery in killing big snakes being well known.
Dr. L.B. Judson left for Buffalo today to drive in a Dodge Brothers’ Coupe for Roscoe Benjamin.
The wall which has been under construction at the Park has been extended in a curve to a point near the rear of the Saving Bank. The space thus created will be filled in to a considerable extent and will afford needed parking space.
50 years ago — July 1972
Approximately 175 motorcycles carried some 250 or more riders over the hills of Route 44 through Northwestern Connecticut last Saturday. The Hartford- Copake, N.Y. rally, billed as “the largest assemblage of motorcycles ever in Connecticut,” passed through area towns without incident or injury, said Connecticut State Police spokesmen at Canaan Barracks. The police, cooperating with the NKKC Motorcycle Club, assisted the bikers on their outing by waving them through key intersections on their way to swimming, feasting and rock music in Copake.
Babbitt Products Inc. and Western Cleansers Inc., makers of BAB-O, will close their Lakeville offices and transfer all administrative functions to Chicago, Ralph A. Schwaikert, president of both firms, announced Tuesday. Mr. Schwaikert attributed the decision to move to recent adverse rulings by the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission and the lack of expansion facilities in the town. Eighteen local employees will be affected by the move.
Navy Seaman Mark L. Conlogue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Conlogue of Reed Street, Canaan, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Orlando. He is scheduled to report to Machinist Mate School at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
An ordinance establishing area requirements for slaughterhouses was passed last Thursday evening by the largest crowd to attend a North Canaan town meeting in years. The capacity crowd voted for the new ordinance by a large majority following an hour and a half of discussion.
25 years ago — July 1997
Firefighters from Norfolk, Colebrook, Canaan and New Marlborough, Mass. responded Friday to a fast-burning fire that destroyed a centuries-old dairy barn at William Fellows’ Three Belles Farm on Route 272 in Norfolk. The cause of the blaze has not been determined, although Fire Marshal Dick Healy has ruled out spontaneous combustion from a new load of hay.
SHARON — The Litchfield County Farm Bureau has awarded its 1997 Book of Remembrance Scholarship to Kara Clemente, daughter of Susan and Michael Clemente of Sharon Valley Road. She will attend the University of New Hampshire, majoring in animal sciences and pre-veterinary studies.