Turning Back The Pages 7-7
75 years ago — July 1936
SALISBURY — Miss Nellie Ball and Mrs. George Senior enjoyed a trip to Hartford last Sunday and visited the Rose gardens now in full bloom.
TACONIC — Herbert Scoville Jr. is enjoying the fishing in New Brunswick, and last week sent home a beautiful 30 pound salmon, a very substantial evidence of his skill as an angler.
LAKEVILLE — New seats have been placed in the Stuart Theatre. Latest type combination of springs and air, assuring great comfort to the patrons. Work has been started for the installation of a Western Electric Wide Range talking equipment. It is expected new equipment will be in operation by the end of next week.
SALISBURY — Alfred Smith is driving a new Ford.
ORE HILL — Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Wilhoite of Pine Plains have rented Mrs. Florence Butler’s cottage.
LAKEVILLE — Miss May Bissell’s residence is receiving a new coat of paint.
50 years ago — July 1961
Ownership of the North Canaan Water Company officially changed hands last Friday when Frederick B. Silliman, president of Bridgeport Hydraulic Company, handed Lawrence Eddy, president of the Canaan Company, a check for $79,992. The purchase price represents a payment of $33.33 a share for all outstanding stock of the North Canaan Water Company, which Bridgeport Hydraulic Company will now operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
KENT — The Otis Benson Davis family has just returned from a week’s stay at Bailey Island, Maine.
25 years ago — July 1986
Erik Winters and Reggie Lamson of Salisbury Central School were congratulated by U.S. Rep. Samuel Gejdenson for their class’ having won highest honors in the Elementary Education Poem and Poster contest sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award was presented to Margaret Fraser’s first-grade class at a ceremony June 20 in Norwich.
Lorraine Patten, the first woman dentist in the Northwest Corner, hopes that her professional abilities will be welcomed in the Sharon area. Dr. Patten, originally from New York City, recently returned from practicing dentistry in New Mexico, where she felt less than welcome. “They’re not ready for women,” she commented. Other dentists would not speak to her, she said.
Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.