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Turning Back the Pages - December 20

100 years ago — December 1912
SALISBURY — Margaret Spurr entertained several of her friends in a most pleasing manner, on Friday evening last. The evening was devoted to piano playing and games, all greatly enjoyed themselves.

LAKEVILLE — Benjamin delivered two Torpedo Runabouts to Torrington parties last week.

LIME ROCK —  Cap O’Donnell of West Cornwall was in town Monday.

Turning Back the Pages - December 13

100 years ago — 1912

It is understood that the piece of highway in front of the A.K. Chapin residence is to be improved next spring, and it certainly needs it.

LIME ROCK — Mr. Chas. Moyer at this writing is slowly improving, we are glad to say.

The house of William Hanley at Spencers’ Corner was destroyed by fire one night recently.

50 years ago — December 1962

Turning Back the Pages - December 6

100 years ago — December 1912

SALISBURY — While cutting corn-stalks last Friday W.B. Clark’s right hand became caught in the machine and three fingers were very seriously injured.

LAKEVILLE — Merrill Fenn of the S.N.E.T. Telephone Co., has gone to Redding Ridge, where he will still be employed by the Telephone Co.

SALISBURY — The meat market has been sold to William Teeter.

Turning Back the Pages - November 29

<strong> 100 years ago — November 1912 </strong>

Be Thankful

Because you live in Old Salisbury instead of Turkey.

Because you have a fine and wholesome water supply when many other sections are economizing in this respect.

Because the good sidewalk movement seems to be starting in good earnest.

Because the weather has been mild when coal is scarce in many sections.

Because the town has been free from disastrous fires, epidemics and crime.

Turning Back the Pages - November 22

100 years ago — November 1912

LIME ROCK — Frank Chase has resigned his position as chauffeur, which he has held for the past three years with Mr. C.W. Barnum. George Belcher now fills the vacancy.

SALISBURY — There is no school in Room 2, as Miss Lena Clark is ill.

LIME ROCK — John Barnum had a narrow escape from death while walking out of a window in his sleep and falling. He sustained a wrenched knee and several other bruises and cuts.

Turning Back the Pages - November 15

100 years ago — November 1912

An inspection of the forests in the State is said to show that many chestnut trees have succumbed to the blight and others are dying. Thus far no cure has been found and the only methods pursued in seeking to check the disease is by cutting down the affected trees. Even the young growth is affected and it looks as if chestnut timber would become a rarity in Connecticut in a few years. The hickory, oak, maple and birch will have to take its place.

Turning Back the Pages - November 8

100 years ago — November 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Emma Ayers fell at her home breaking her arm. She is now at Mr. Benjamin Smith’s.

LAKEVILLE — Michael Stanton came home from Shelton to cast his vote and visit his parents.

Ask your neighbor why he has a telephone. Then ask yourself if you also have not practical uses for the service.

50 years ago — November 1962

Turning Back the Pages - November 1

100 years ago — 1912

SALISBURY — Mr. A.L. Dickinson was in Hartford last week and attended the meeting of the Connecticut Board of Pharmacy.

Another Lakeville boy is prospering. Earle Turner has recently been promoted and is now on the salesroom floor of the Fisher Piano Co. His duties are to tune instruments before they leave the firm, a very responsible position for any young man, but Earle’s friends here know he will deliver the goods.

Turning Back the Pages - October 18

100 years ago — October 1912

SALISBURY — Miss Lucy Reed, who has been ill, has resumed her duties at the Post Office. Mrs. John Travis substituted during her illness.

LIME ROCK — Miss Blanch Myer is home from Amenia Union for a few days.

LAKEVILLE — George Corban, who is employed as porter at the Wononsco House, is exhibiting a big potato which was grown on the Corban farm at Cornwall. The tuber weighs about 1 3/4 pounds and measures about 20 inches around the largest way.

Turning Back the Pages - October 11

100 years ago — October 1912
SALISBURY — Mr. W.P. Stone is having his vacation from Clark’s store. He will spend the last of the week in Danbury.

LIME ROCK — Hon. C.W. Barnum has gone to Lexington, Ky., for a week’s business trip. Mrs. C.W. Barnum and maid spent Tuesday at Great Barrington.

LAKEVILLE — Floyd Hamm spent Sunday with his family at Copake.

LIME ROCK — Philo Lyon and party motored to Wassaic and returned on Sunday.