Turning Back the Pages

100 years ago ­— May 1922

LIME ROCK — A party from Waterbury has rented Rocky Dell Hotel.

LIME ROCK ­— Quite a fire has been raging on the mountain for the past few days.

SALISBURY — Herbert Beebe has purchased the William Dunn place at Lincoln City.

Gratis — Beginning Monday May 8th, we will distribute, free, from our village office, one thousand gladioli bulbs. These bulbs are ready for planting and will bloom this year. We offer not more than one dozen to any one family. Bell and Wagner.

50 years ago — May 1972

The Salisbury Village Improvement Society expects to begin construction on a new market this fall, Executive Director Jeffrey P. Walker disclosed Tuesday.

— Walter P. Palmer Sr. of Farnam Road, Lakeville, retired on April 28 from his job at the Connecticut state maintenance garage in Winsted. He had been employed by the state as a mechanic for 20 years.

— Two Kent teachers with a combined total of nearly 70 years of service will be honored at a testimonial dinner on June 2 at the White Hart Inn, Salisbury. The guests of honor will be Miss Dorothy Sault, who has spent most of her 38-year teaching career in Kent, and Miss Constance Tracy, who has taught for 30 years.

25 years ago — May 1997

CANAAN — With a hall full of well-wishers and the moving candlelight ceremony of the Court of Honor, Canaan’s Troop 22 heralded this week its first Eagle Scout in 37 years. Scott Zinke was presented with his Eagle badge by his parents, Bruce and Petey Zinke, Tuesday evening.

CANAAN — In his few weeks short of 90 years spent on this earth, Fred Hall has seen a lot, much of it through his camera lens. The photographs he has taken over the course of his 63 years in Canaan serve to document the town’s history, a subject that is as much a passion for Mr. Hall as is photography. On Friday an exhibit will open at the Douglas Library showcasing his photographs of Canaan and his own life over the decades.

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