Turning Back The Pages - November 5

100 years ago — 1909

SHARON — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Northrop took an automobile trip to Pittsfield this week.

The Observer (editorial): Judging from the amount of cider being made other things than cucumbers will be pretty well pickled before spring.

This section was treated to the unseasonable spectacle of quite a severe thunder storm on Tuesday night.

SALISBURY — William Traver shot a large hoot owl in the swamp near his home last Thursday. The bird measured four feet from tip to tip and was blind in one eye. Mr. Traver will have it stuffed and mounted.

50 years ago — 1959

CANAAN — Fire of unknown origin destroyed the barn on the Ivor Madsen farm, Clayton Road, Thursday. Several goats and sheep were tethered in the barn and Mrs. Madsen had milked the goats that morning about 9 and her children warned her of fire on the floor of the barn about 11 o’clock.

James van B. Dresser of Mt. Riga, Salisbury, and New York City, was named administrative manager of Canada Dry International Inc. on Oct. 1.

25 years ago — 1984

Active at age 92, Al Gload was seen recently on a step ladder taking down a magnolia tree in front of his Lakeville home.

Anthony Nania, Republican candidate for the 63rd Assembly seat, got a little help from his old boss this past week when President Reagan visited Fairfield. Nania ran Reagan’s Connecticut campaign in 1980.

Taken from decades-old Lake-ville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrasings.

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