Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1920

The daily papers of Wednesday carried news that greatly pleased the people of our town and especially friends of Richmond W. Landon of Salisbury. Richmond was one of six men chosen to represent the United States in high jumping at the Olympic games now being held at Antwerp, Belgium. On Tuesday, he not only proved victor over all the other contestants in the high jump, but he established a new Olympic record by clearing the bar at 1 meter 93 1/2 centimeters.

50 years ago — August 1970

KENT — The repair and enlargement of Carter Road Bridge, postponed for several years for a multitude of reasons, is actually underway by the town highway crew with assistance from Bill Gawel and his bulldozer.

25 years ago — August 1995

The Advic family — Osman, Emira, Aida and Edin — have been in Salisbury for four months, arriving here after being driven out of their native Bosnia and spending five months in a Croatian refugee camp. They were brought here through the sponsorship of a church-affiliated committee headed by Jean Moore of Sharon. The committee will be organizing a drive soon to raise money to help the family through the next winter.


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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