Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — July 1918

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Fairchild motored to Hartford Sunday and spent the day at Allen Treat’s.


LIME ROCK — Philo Lyon has gone to Pittsfield for throat treatment.


LAKEVILLE — Frances Heffernan has picked three ripe tomatoes from her war garden.


Among the list of American soldiers reported as being taken prisoner by the Germans is the name of Corporal John L. Murray of Falls Village.


LAKEVILLE — Edward Miller and family and Mr. George Frink went to Bear Mountain on Wednesday to gather huckleberries.


Rain is badly needed.


LAKEVILLE — Quite a number of townspeople motored to Canaan this morning to witness the departure of the draftees for Camp Devens.


50 years ago — July 1968

Firemen from four towns converged on Lakeville late last Friday afternoon to try to cope with two major and two minor fires ignited by the severe electrical storm which raged over the area. Lakeville and Sharon fire companies were putting all their efforts into quelling the major blaze in the 75 foot machinery shed at Seymours’ Tory Hill Farm on the Sharon-Lakeville road when an alert was sounded by John Branch of Lakeville that the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pond was on fire. Meanwhile, word came in that two utility poles in town had been struck and were ablaze.


At its annual meeting the Board of Trustees of the Robert C. Geer Memorial Hospital Inc. announced plans for a program to raise $400,000 for the Geer Memorial Extended Care Facility.


25 years ago — July 1993

SALISBURY — Threat of the arrival of the zebra mussel presents a concern of a different stripe this year as the recreational boating season hits its stride on local lakes. So far the dreaded pest has not put in an appearance in local waters.


With seasonal rainfall off by 50 percent in the Northwest Corner, the Bridgeport Hydraulic Co. has issued an advisory to its 10,000 customers in Litchfield County asking them to voluntarily cease watering lawns and gardens and to forego washing cars until further notice.


Items are taken from past issues of The Lakeville Journal and retain original spellings and grammar.