Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — June 1917

SALISBURY —An auto party consisting of Mr. Thomas King and three children, Mr. Williams and Mr. Bernier all of Waterbury, were guests one day recently at John Miller’s on the Under Mountain road.

Adv.: C.H. Osborn will dispose of all his household goods at the Carson house. Call either at the store or his house.

SALISBURY — Alonzo Rowe broke his arm recently while at work at the sewer bed.

LAKEVILLE — R.W. Dufour is now located in his new barber shop in the Hoyt Block which he recently purchased. The improvements made by the addition of a large window and a new coat of paint is very pronounced. Mr. Dufour now has one of the neatest shops in this section of country.

TACONIC — Mr. I. Garvey of New York was in town recently, attending to his garden and grounds, preparatory to coming for the summer. His son, E. Garvey, has joined the navy.

LIME ROCK — Miss Miner is teaching in Miss Frink’s room this week.


50 years ago — June 1967

Mr. and Mrs. Duncan S. Ellsworth of Salisbury have announced the forthcoming marriage of his son, A. Whitney Ellsworth, to Priscilla Stewart Wear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Potter Wear of Cecilton, Maryland. Mr. Ellsworth is the son of the late Esther Stevens Ellsworth.

Frank Fulco of Canaan has just opened a new enterprise; the Berkshire Auto Muffler Supply, in the Ducillo building opposite Depot Plaza in North Canaan. Mr. Fulco is specializing in speed equipment. Here is the place to go for shocks, helmets, gauges and floor shifts.

Mrs. Singleton Fish has returned to her home in Lime Rock from a holiday in Europe. She visited London, Paris and the Riviera.


25 years ago — June 1992

LAKEVILLE — Some town problems have a way of surfacing, disappearing from view and then resurfacing again. Such was the case this week when a new and taller utility pole was installed in front of St. Mary’s Church at the intersection of Wells Hill Road and Route 41. For more than 50 years residents and visitors to town have objected to the mass of wires that obscure the handsome front of St. Mary’s. They have wondered why here, of all places, the utilities could not be installed underground.


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