A Look Back

Last modified: Friday, August 01, 2014
200 Years Ago

■ Wanted to hire by the month, five or six active men, to clear a piece of land and to chop wood. Also wanted, three journeymen clothiers and five or six apprentices to the spinning and weaving business. Apply at the manufactory of Thomas Shepherd & Co., Northampton.

■ Thomas & Charles Shepherd will sell twenty full-blooded Merino rams, and twenty full-blooded Merino ewes. The reputation of our flock is so well known to the public that it is not necessary for us to say anything in favor of it.

100 Years Ago

■ J. Fogg, cashier at Armour & Co.’s branch, leaves today for North Adams, where he will join his brother in an automobile trip through New York state and part of Canada. Mr. Fogg and son Joseph are spending several weeks at her parents’ home in Wyoming, R. I.

■ Carlos C. Daniels has sold about four acres of land in Northampton meadows in that section known as “King’s Bottom” to P. T. Boyle of Hatfield. The sale was made through A. L. Dyer, the real estate agent.

50 Years Ago

■ A meeting may be called soon of the City Council Industrial Committee and the Industrial Committee of the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce to select another site for an industrial park, rather than battle the state for 35 acres of Northampton State Hospital land. One possible location heard mentioned is the Damon Road area.

■ Miss May Weber of 51 Clark St., Easthampton, assistant town librarian since 1956, has been appointed librarian by the executive committee of the Public Library Assn. of Easthampton. The committee also accepted the decision of Mrs. Katherine Reed to retire from the position.