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100 years ago — September 1920

The Federal Suffrage Amendment has been ratified by the necessary thirty six states. The proclamation has been issued at Washington. The women of the United States have at this minute the right to vote.

SALISBURY — Miss Sarah Everts has returned to her school duties in Seymour.

Weather prophets are predicting a mild winter, but your own guess is just as good as anyone’s.

LIME ROCK — Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Belcher made a flying trip to Seneca Falls, N.Y., by motor last week.


50 years ago — September 1970

SALISBURY — Three sharp explosions startled residents of Salisbury village late Monday afternoon when three overheated aerosol cans (of cleanser and hair spray) exploded and literally “bombed out” an entire bathroom in the home of Miss Janet Hesse on Main Street near the former Hamzy Garage.


FALLS VILLAGE — Edward Chatfield, 88, died of smoke inhalation early last Saturday morning, Sept. 5,when fire of undetermined origin made a shambles of the interior of his home on Sand Road.


25 years ago — September 1995

Persistent drought conditions in the Northwest Corner have not yet forced state park and recreational area closings though firefighters remain on extreme alert for brush fires.


John Fitch of Lime Rock will honor his longtime friend Briggs Cunningham by naming a newly developed racing circuit safety device after him. One of Fitch’s new developments is the inertial impact attenuating barrier system, an adaptation for racing purposes of his yellow-barrel arrays. The inertial barrier system, now called the Cunningham, is undergoing research and development to meet the different safety demands of all racing disciplines, from Formula 1 to Super Speedway ovals.


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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