Turning Back The Pages

 100 years ago — Sept. 1920

Saturday was registration day and the women to the number of about 200 put in an appearance before the board and were made voters. About 44 men were made voters. For the first time in the history of the state the ladies will be able to vote for town officers in the coming town meeting.


A general coal shortage of more than 50 percent in the cities, and about 75 percent in the smaller towns, is the estimate of the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce based on the reports so far received from local chambers of commerce and coal dealers throughout the state.

LIME ROCK — Miss Gwendolyn Athoe expects to leave on Saturday for Storrs Agricultural College where she has accepted a position.

Jack Frost made his first call in Lime Rock Sunday night.

ORE HILL — James Moore, with his aunt and uncle and their family, went over the Mohawk trail on Sunday.


50 years ago — Sept.1970

“The Country Garden,” the popular book on gardening written by Lakeville Journal columnist Josephine Nuese, will receive the Award of Merit given annually by the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. 

SHARON — Mrs. Herbert Best of Bownes Road just returned from several days visit with Mrs. Paul Bohannon at her home in New Hampshire. Mrs. Bohannon, as Eunice Blake, was Mrs. Best’s editor with four different publishers.


Dairy farmer Albert Giulian of Sunset Hill Farm in Canaan has been named 1970 Dairyman of the Year and was honored Sept. 18 at a recognition banquet during the Eastern States Exposition and at the Governors’ luncheon the following day. Mr. Giulian, a former building contractor, produces more than half a million pounds of milk for every worker on the his farm, which includes 450 acres and 145 cows.


25 years ago — Sept. 1995

Rain fell Sunday and nobody complained. At the drug store, on the steps of churches, outside the market, people smiled under their umbrellas, relishing the gentle wetness that would bring some relief from the drought. 


It’s hard to lose any soccer game but to be disqualified for earning three yellow cards is a particularly bitter pill to swallow. Such was the case with the Housatonic Mountaineers boys’ soccer team. The penalties were levied against Housy for swearing, delaying the game and a side tackle from behind.

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