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100 years ago — January 1918

SALISBURY — Mrs. C.B. Carpenter and family are now living at Wake Robin Inn.

 

CANAAN — Howard Haymaker has returned to the Brooklyn navy yard.

 

LIME ROCK — Miss Clara Barnum writes from the South that they arrived safely and find some warmer weather than when she left Lime Rock last week.

 

SHARON — Miss Helen Lovell returned last week from New York, where she had been in a hospital to have her hand treated.

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100 years — January 1918

SALISBURY — The ship on which the Rev. C.B. Carpenter was to have sailed for France was delayed by lack of coal, and did not sail on the date intended.

 

LIME ROCK — George R. Belcher Jr. was home from Camp Dix, N.J. Saturday night and Sunday. George is looking fine and says camp life is all right.

 

SALISBURY — The Town Hall and G.H. Clark’s store are being wired for electricity.

 

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50 years ago — December 1967

The Canaan Railroad Station, now owned by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Co., was put up for bid last week. A parcel of land including the passenger station area containing approximately 40,000 square feet, together with the existing two-story frame station building, is listed for sale in legal notices in Hartford and New York newspapers. The building itself is considered to be unique in character; a classic prototype of an old-time depot.

 

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50 years ago — December 1917

Hal Borland, novelist, nature writer and columnist who lives on Weatogue Road in Salisbury, was recently named a contributing editor for the national Audubon Magazine. He also has been named a merit award winner in his native state of Nebraska.

 

FALLS VILLAGE — The team of John DuBois and Ed Mimnaugh had a high score of 139 at the Thursday Dec. 7 Setback League meeting. Second highest was the team of Guido Castagna and Marty Merriman with a score of 130.

 

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50 years ago — December 1967

The Lakeville Hose Co. was called out on a fire last Thursday, reported at the William Folland house on Echo Street. When they arrived, Mrs. Folland had taken care of the fire which had resulted from son Jeff, age 4, poking a lighted match through the floor of his bedroom. She threw water on the flames and the only damage was scorched floor boards and some water damage to the kitchen ceiling.

 

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100 years ago — November 1917

SALISBURY — A.L. Dickinson has purchased a Drug Store in New Canaan.

 

CANAAN — R.T. Farnum, A.H. Herriman, George Fisher, Charles O’Connell and William Wallace motored to Camp Devens Saturday.

 

LIME ROCK — The many friends of Hugh Cummings were glad to see him out Sunday.

 

SALISBURY — Mr. Cunningham has entered the employ of Mr. D.T. Warner.

 

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100 years ago — November 1917

SALISBURY — A.L. Dickinson has purchased a Drug Store in New Canaan.

 

CANAAN — R.T. Farnum, A.H. Herriman, George Fisher, Charles O’Connell and William Wallace motored to Camp Devens Saturday.

 

LIME ROCK — The many friends of Hugh Cummings were glad to see him out Sunday.

 

SALISBURY — Mr. Cunningham has entered the employ of Mr. D.T. Warner.

 

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100 years ago — November 1917

LAKEVILLE — In order not to interfere with the grand rally on Saturday evening, the business places of the town will close at 8:30 o’clock.

 

SALISBURY — George Parsons has had electric lights installed in his house.

 

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100 years ago — October 1917

SALISBURY — Paul Parsons has returned home from Hartford on account of poor health.

 

LAKEVILLE — John Greer is off duty owing to an injured foot, caused by a coal chute falling upon it and cracking a bone.

 

LIME ROCK — H. Amundson spent Sunday at Cornwall Pond with a party of men.

 

TACONIC — Mrs. Holmes is entertaining friends this week.

 

50 years ago — October 1967

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100 years ago — October 1917

TACONIC — Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Pentecost left Wednesday for a motor trip to points in western Massachusetts including the training camp at Ayer.

 

SALISBURY — Charles Hardisty, who has been conducting the Edward Barton farm, has given up his lease of the farm and has entered the employ of W.B. Rand.

Three cent postage and 2 cent postal cards will soon be in operation, one of the few reminders that the country is at war.