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100 years ago — August 1920

Advertisement: TIRE REPAIRING BY AN EXPERT. Your worn or injured tire will receive skilled attention in our shop and its life will be lengthened. Bring in your worn casings, there may be mileage in them, if there is we will get it for you. We will not accept your tires unless they can be repaired successfully. We also have Expert Mechanics in our garage department where your car will receive prompt and efficient service. SALISBURY GARAGE. Tel. 87-13.

SALISBURY — Mr. and Mrs. George Parsons, daughter Irene, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parsons and son motored to Kingston Sunday. They were accompanied by Mr. Kindleberg and party. On their trip the party took in the sights of Ashokan Dam.

50 years ago — August 1970

Fire destroyed an historic barn filled with about 5,000 bales of hay Thursday morning Aug. 6 at the Merwin Farm on Airport Road, between Rudd Pond Road and Route 22 in Millerton. Damage is estimated at $15,000, with cause of the fire unknown. A part of the barn was over 200 years old and dated back to the time when there was a stagecoach stop at the this site on what was part of the old Boston Post Road. A stone marker on the farm gives the distances to Boston and Red Hook.

State Police have not yet made an arrest in connection with the Lime Rock Park case in which extensive damage was done to the race track property. Sometime Thursday evening, July 30, an unnamed person apparently drove a tractor with payloader onto park property, overturning the registration office at the White Hollow Road entrance to the infield, ripping off its side and spilling its contents, knocking down guide posts and smashing through three locked metal gates.

Adv: Classic 1954 Mercedes touring car. One of 50 made. A rare and beautiful auto, $3,750. Call 435-2636 after 7 p.m.

25 years ago — August 1995

CORNWALL — Laurel Cablevision will switch on service in Cornwall Aug. 15. That will mean residents of every town in the state will be able to catch Larry King or MTV or stock prices all day long — even Cornwall, the very last to get cable.

SALISBURY — A public information meeting on the Farnam Road and Selleck Hill bridge repair projects scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until next month. Some citizens are concerned that accepting available state and federal funds to repair the bridges may significantly alter the present shape of the bridges and enlarge the structures’ size.

 

These items, taken from old Lakeville Journals, have their original wording intact as much as possible. Our columnist is still the same, just with a new last name.

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