Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — February 1923
Howard Morey is out again after caring for a severely injured thumb which was nearly severed from his hand recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cleaveland last week received a box of grape fruit and oranges from Mr. J.L. Honour who is now located at Orlando. The largest grape fruit measured 17 inches in circumference and both oranges and grape fruit were very finely flavored.
50 years ago — February 1973
Beginning last Friday, many Northwest Connecticut residents were surprised to find their favorite gasolines two to four cents higher, because once again many of the area’s gasoline retailers had been forced to raise their prices. The surveyed average price of regular gasoline in the area appears to be 39.9 cents a gallon and 43.9 cents for high-test.
Despite a multiple fracture that has put her right arm in a cast to the shoulder, Evelyn Keyes of Lakeville is blithely tap dancing her way through the hit revival of No, No, Nanette, playing this week at the Bushnell Memorial in Hartford. Miss Keyes (in private life, Mrs. Artie Shaw) tripped on a curb in Boston last week while trying to hail a taxi. She held up the cast that is “explained” early in the show as having been caused by “helping my husband crank his Hupmobile.”
A new day has dawned for the old Union Depot located in Canaan’s center. The transfer of the property to Richard Snyder, who has long been a railroad buff, will bring about an abrupt reversal in the fortune of the old structure.
Selectmen will hold a hearing next Wednesday on a map change concerning Music Mountain Road. As things stand now the 18th century layout on town maps shows the Music Mountain right of way running through a corner of the main house at Carole King’s Music Mountain Farm. Nobody is interested in relocating the road itself, but the selectmen, at Miss King’s lawyer’s request, would like to make the ancient maps coincide with the way things are today.
25 years ago — February 1998
The White Hart, a Salisbury landmark for the past 190 years, was sold Friday to the Innac Corporation for $850,000. Juliet Moore will remain as a partner and manager of the establishment.
Bill Farnham is quietly celebrating his 30-year anniversary as a service technician at Brewer Brothers in Canaan. It’s not a big deal, he said, grateful for the opportunity to earn a living doing something he really enjoys.
These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.