Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1918

SALISBURY — Philip Lamson had the misfortune to break two ribs while working on Dutcher Bridge.


Wanted (Adv.) — Boy, age 11, wants position in good home, willing to make himself useful in any way he can. Willing to come for board and clothes. For information apply at Journal Office.


Can all you can can.


LAKEVILLE — Conductor M.F. Welch of the C.N.E. railway who is at camp on Mt. Riga, reported that Conductor Joseph Laundry caught a monster frog, which judging by identification marks is supposed to be the same one that Engineer “O. and W.” Smith caught at Ore Hill four years ago and released after placing a brass tag on one of its legs. — Citizen


It is probable that the post office at Ore Hill will soon be discontinued, as no one wants the job of postmaster. The people of Ore Hill will be served by the R.F.D.


LAKEVILLE — Henry Kindleburgh has severed his connection at Smith’s Garage, and has taken a position as repairman at Brinton’s Garage in Salisbury.


LAKEVILLE — Leslie Dufour has entered the employ of Mr. R.N. Barnum as chauffeur.


50 years ago — 1968

Mr. and Mrs. John Pond and infant son have obtained a furnished apartment in the home of Mrs. Lydia Bownes, Hamlet Hill Road, Salisbury, and are moving in for the time being.


Mrs. J.R. Welsh and her children, Joe and Jane, have been vacationing in Miami, Fla., for the past two weeks. While there, Jane had the honor of being photographed with Miss Universe art the Fabulous Sea-quarium.


“WHEELS” (Adv.) 1964 PONTIAC CONVERTIBLE with complete equipment including automatic transmission and cast aluminum wheels. Bargain at $1,095. Offers considered. JOHN FITCH & CO., INC., Falls Village, Conn. 824-5113


25 years ago — 1993

FALLS VILLAGE — More than five acres of forest burned on Music Mountain last week before firefighters from Falls Village and the Department of Environmental Protection got the blaze under control.The fire was first reported Thursday evening at which time Falls Village volunteers hiked up to the remote location to cut fire lines and douse flames with portable “Indian” water tanks.


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