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100 years ago — July 1920

LIME ROCK — Mrs. Curtis is in the Winsted hospital on account of blood poison in her foot.

SALISBURY — Kennard and Milburn Suydam went to Hartford Saturday to start their trade as machinists at Pratt and Whitney’s.

LAKEVILLE — A white frost was reported in some places about town on Monday morning.

If you are an auto owner or driver better look up the condition of your lights. The motor vehicle department men are devoting special attention to violations of this ruling at the present time.

John Grogan, gardener at St. Mary’s Rectory, began picking ripe tomatoes from his vines this week.

50 years ago — July 1970

SHARON — A beautiful, hot, sunny day brought out 57 entries submitted for competition by 46 young artists, as well as another 35 works hung up for exhibit only, at the annual Little Clothesline Show of the Sharon Creative Arts Foundation last Saturday on the Sharon Green.

CORNWALL — Mrs. William Hassel was a most surprised fisherman this past week, when, while fishing at Cream Hill Lake she pulled in a seven pound 25-inch large-mouthed bass. She had gone out in a boat to fish for fun and had no idea she would bring in “such a whopper.” 

25 years ago — July 1995

LAKEVILLE — Maltby Pond on Thorpe Mountain now presents an eerie landscape of exposed tree stumps and cracked mud. The man-made six-acre pond near Bird Peak was drained recently in compliance with a state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) order. The pond draining will permit repairs to a 400-foot stone and earth dam the DEP has declared “unsafe.” The pond will be refilled.

Lake Wononscopomuc recently has acquired a turquoise color that is puzzling two scientists and a scuba diver, all of whom have studied this particular lake closely over several years. Hotchkiss School biologist and limnologist Edward R. Davis guesses underground springs in the lake have tapped deposits of copper or iron that are now being released into the lake water, giving it a blue-green color similar to that seen in some of the Great Lakes.

Workers from Catskill Mountain Construction strung television cable along Pine Street in Cornwall last week. Laurel Cablevision officials have said they expect all Cornwall to be wired for cable by the end of the summer.

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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