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Turning Back the Pages - March 1

100 years ago — 1912 SHARON — Richard Roselle has purchased of Charles Mallory the house just south of the Mallory residence in Sharon Valley.LAKEVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Hawley are operating a new touring car.Chicken pox exists in nearly every house in Lime Rock. There is one case of measles in Hoppertown.About every germ in the catalog has visited Lakeville this winter except the sidewalk germ. The reliable preventative for this germ is just common plain unsifted ashes.LAKEVILLE — While A.W. Twiss was washing one of his large windows last week he had the misfortune to fall on the railing near his cigar case. As a result he is limping because of the bruises and scratches he sustained.Classified advertisement: The next issue of the telephone directory will go to the printer on March 7th. Place your order before that date.Benjamin at Winsted Conn. wants you to call and see his line of Wagons, Carriages and Harness for 1912 season. 50 years ago — 1962 The beautiful old Farnam Tavern in Lakeville, one of the outstanding landmarks of the town, was partially gutted by a major three-alarm fire early on Washington’s Birthday morning. It is thought that the fire could have been started by a short circuit in some piece of electrical equipment in the storeroom behind the bar.A raging, explosive fire destroyed a large garage, three school buses and a truck last Wednesday night at Louis E. Allyn’s on Allyndale Road in East Canaan.CORNWALL — Mrs. Elsie Cochane is retiring after working with The Hartford Times for the past 15 years. Mrs. Cochane was Garden Editor and Antiques Editor. She will return to her West Cornwall home permanently on April 1st. 25 years ago — 1987 In skivvies, pom-poms, and checkered shorts, a comic contingent of Salisbury’s best dressed cross-country skiers set off from Selleck Hill for the ninth annual Salisbury Winter Sports Association Derby. Mark Henning, as Miss Salisbury, and Michael Dalton, as Miss Lakeville, were in evidence as Selleck Hill’s bathing beauties on Sunday at the association’s event. Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.

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