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100 years ago — July 1920

SALISBURY — Miss Gertrude Hardisty has returned from a two week’s visit with her cousin in Waterbury.

LIME ROCK — Miss Alice Fenton is enjoying a week’s camping at Cornwall.

SALISBURY — Mr. William Conklin who has been suffering from severe nose bleeding has entered the Sharon Hospital for treatment.

LAKEVILLE — Mrs. C.H. Safford has received a cablegram from her son Theodore informing her of his safe arrival in Europe where he will spend his vacation.


50 years ago — July 1970

A rattler measuring over five feet, having five rattles and a button, was captured with a garden fork by Herbert Bergdahl as it slithered across Route 112 in Lime Rock recently. A woman driving down Route 112 saw it and stopped the car to send her son to alert Mr. Bergdahl. Mr. Bergdahl says it is a yellow timber rattler and plans to send the live snake to the University of Connecticut.

CANAAN — Cynthia Jacquier, 14, went searching for some wandering cattle on Canaan Mountain last Thursday and became lost herself for about five hours. She finally came to a house where she could telephone home and her family came to get her, hungry, frustrated, scared but unhurt.


25 years ago — July 1995

Wednesday Sharon’s firefighters buried Edward P. Pitcher Jr., a 21-year veteran of the department, killed in the line of duty last Saturday afternoon. Mr. Pitcher, 39, died at 1:49 p.m. while trying to cut power to lines downed in a wind storm. He was electrocuted when he climbed a ladder propped against a pole at 36 Dug Road to turn off a fuse. 


Temperature of the Housatonic River at the Falls Village hydroelectric station rose significantly this week and dead trout were sighted downstream.


SALISBURY — Sweltering heat did not wilt the Scoville Memorial Library’s 100th anniversary celebration Saturday when officials honored the past and contemplated the future.


Amy Lake of the Northwest Corner Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament prepared Monday to send 1,000 folded paper “peace cranes” to the mayor of Hiroshima on the 50th anniversary of the dropping of an American atomic bomb on that Japanese city. The cranes were folded by hundreds of people in the Tri-State area, including schoolchildren and members of the coalition. 


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.

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