Turning Back The Pages
100 years ago — June 1920
LAKEVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Lee Dufour motored to Mt. Washington last Thursday.
LAKEVILLE — John K. Garrity has given up his position at A.H. Heaton and Co.’s store and will conduct the Garrity farm on Norton Hill.
William Rowe, age 22, of Ore Hill, died Tuesday afternoon in the Sharon Hospital from injuries received while following his duties as miner at Ore Hill. While at his work Saturday morning a large chunk of ore fell, striking him upon the head.
50 years ago — June 1970
School budget problems got you up-tight? Where to put the town dump? Forget your worries for one beautiful night of dancing to Bob Crosby’s big band on June 13. His 12-piece orchestra will occupy the whole stage of the Sharon Center School gymnasium for SCAF’s “Rosy Future Ball.”
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Donahue on Route 112 in Lime Rock was badly gutted by fire early Saturday evening. Lakeville and Falls Village firemen labored strenuously before they were able to subdue the flames. In spite of their efforts, the fire broke out again upstairs at 1:30 in the morning and the Lakeville company returned then to renew their efforts. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
There was no doubt that the many Salisbury citizens who crowded Town Hall for the Dump discussion Friday evening favored an incinerator over a sanitary landfill disposal area. The Hall was packed with people sitting on the window sills, filling every seat in the large auditorium and overflowing into two additional rooms which had been connected with the PA system.
25 years ago — June 1995
LAKEVILLE — The drizzling rain didn’t seem to bother Donna Finn or her 77 young musicians as she and the Salisbury Central School band stepped out briskly in Salisbury’s annual Memorial Day parade. Nor did the fact that she had had to integrate 23 more children into the band this year seem to bother this unflappable music teacher.
The tornado that swept through Great Barrington Monday night left behind destroyed buildings, smashed cars, the injured and the dead. But well-laid emergency plans allowed an efficient response from the regional community as pre-planned and rehearsed mutual aid from three states went into action.
These items were gathered from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact.