Turning Back The Pages
75 years ago — July 1936
SALISBURY — Miss Minnie L. Carroll is enjoying a two weeks’ vacation from her duties at the Occy-Crystine Corp., and has been spending a few days with her sister Ellen in Hartford.
TACONIC — Little Peggy Cunningham of New York City has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Bloomer to spend the summer.
The large poplar tree in front of the Salisbury Pharmacy has been taken down by Charles Parsons, local tree surgeon.
LIME ROCK — The supper given at Mrs. Milo Richardson’s some time ago netted enough money to buy the new gas stove installed in the school house. Thanks are due to all the kind people who helped to make that supper a success.
50 years ago — July 1961
New England Lime Co.,with its subsidiary Nelco Metals, is under contract of sale to Charles Pfizer & Co., Inc., it was announced this week. The well known New England company with all its assets will be exchanged for approximately 300,000 shares of Pfizer common stock.
The Arthur Watson property in Salisbury consisting of approximately 11 1/2 acres of village property with house and barn, has been purchased by Mrs. Russell J. Shaw of Portchester, N.Y. Mrs. Shaw is the wife of the president of the National Iron Bank of Falls Village, the oldest bank in the area.
A small foreign car driven by Miss Nancy Bower of Lake-ville narrowly escaped being crushed as a huge maple limb crashed down across Route 44 in Lakeville last Saturday evening at 6:30. Miss Bower had just passed the spot where the limb landed and leaves from the fallen giant were caught on the back bumper of her car as she turned into Meadow Street.
CORNWALL — Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Temple of Monroe, also former residents of town, called on friends this past week. Mr. Temple was employed at the Foote Farm.
25 years ago — July 1986
The implementation of the E-911 emergency system is progressing on schedule in the Northwest Corner, although not all the area towns have completed their street numbering plans, according to Southern New England Telephone.
Taken from decades-old Lakeville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.