Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1918

Mr. I. Kent Fulton who is in the Tank division at Gettysburg was home over Sunday and Monday on furlough. Mr. Fulton likes the service very much.


LIME ROCK — There will not be any Red Cross meetings until further notice, owing to the delay in material.


The work of repairing and restoring the Smith house which was badly damaged when the garage burned, has been started. The rear of the building was badly damaged but the front was practically undamaged due to the efficient work of the Hose Company.


Milk has gone up to 14 cents per quart in this section.


Bash Bish Inn and several adjoining cottages at Copake, owned by Louis Mouquin of New York were destroyed by fire last Friday afternoon. The blaze started in the servants’ quarters by the overturning of an alcohol lamp. Most of the 150 guests were out of doors at the time the fire started. The flames swept on with such rapidity that nothing could be done and no personal effects could be saved.


50 years ago — September 1968

All previously-legal activities involving unmufflered and mufflered sports cars at famed Lime Rock Park came to an abrupt halt this week after a final major racing program was carried out Labor Day before an all-time record crowd of 20,000 fans.


SALISBURY — Alina Chromicz has returned from a two-week visit with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Cryer in Newark, N.J. Earlier she spent four weeks at Maria Pratt Girl Scout Camp near Torrington.


A freak three-car crash occurred Tuesday afternoon in front of the bank on Main Street, Lakeville, when an unoccupied automobile, parked by Mrs. Gertrude B. Martin, Lakeville, rolled down the hill and caromed off the parked car of David P. Donnelly, also of Lakeville, and into the path of a third auto driven by Martha R. Finkler of Brooklyn, N.Y. No one was injured but Mrs. Martin was given a ticket for failure to set her hand brake.


Miss Phoebe Fisher, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher, returned Sunday from a month’s stay in France. Phoebe was one of two students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School who attended the American Institute for Foreign Study this summer. Miss Mary Terrall of Cornwall was the other student.


25 years ago — September 1993

Connecticut State Trooper Orlando Mo won’t soon forget last Saturday afternoon. The policeman was struck by lightning that traveled through the telephone on which he was talking during the thunderstorm that crisscrossed the Northwest Corner.

Mo, a former Salisbury resident trooper who is now assigned to the Litchfield State Police barracks, was at home in Sharon talking to a representative of Southern New England Telephone who called him as part of a company survey to find how he rated the quality of SNET’s service.


Items are taken from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.