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100 years ago — May 1922

James Duplis has moved his family from Bennington, Vt. and will occupy the yellow house on Factory Street.


The work of vaccinating the school children of the town has been completed and now there is an epidemic of sore arms.


Mr. H.E. Jones returned last week from a very enjoyable tour through the south with a special trainload of Knight Templars of which order he is a member.

50 years ago — May 1972

Mr. and Mrs. H. Lincoln Foster will conduct a Garden Symposium atop Music Mountain on Saturday, May 20, for the benefit of Music Mountain’s 43rd season of chamber music concerts by the Berkshire Quartet. They will address two sessions, answer questions and show a color film on pruning. Between sessions a salad buffet will be served in the garden.


The Connecticut Historical Commission has notified North Canaan town officials that Union Depot has been accepted for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Canaan depot was built in 1871, and, until the discontinuance of passenger service to Canaan last spring, was the oldest passenger station in the country in continual use.

25 years ago — May 1997

FALLS VILLAGE — The Lee H. Kellogg School fourth grade recently celebrated the third year of its “trucker buddy” pen pal program with the annual visit from John and Carol Zwahlen and their popular tractor trailer truck. Excited youngsters from teacher Eileen LaRosa’s fourth-grade class jumped at the opportunity to climb around inside the spacious cab of the Zwahlens’ Kenworth truck, check out the dashboard panel controls and honk its deafening horn. The Zwahlens, of Hudson, Wis., have exchanged letters with the Kellogg school fourth grade for the past three years and sent postcards to the children from the many national stops along their cross-country trucking routes.

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