A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ Joseph Clarke keeps constantly for sale American Gun Powder, manufactured from the best materials and warranted of the first quality.
∎ Lost, on the 23rd of March last, a note of hand, made payable to Royal Burt of Southampton by James Hendrick Jr. and Joseph Hendrick, for ninety dollars. Whoever has found said note, and will return it to Royal Burt, shall be generously rewarded.
100 Years Ago
∎ Within about 15 years, or since the death of Horace Lamb of High Street, there have been eight deaths of his neighbors on High, East and Munroe streets, all heads of families and all living contiguously, divided only by the streets. Death has visited every house in these few years.
∎ There has been a big jump in the prices of onions. Connecticut Valley onions that have been selling in Boston from 50 to 75 cents for a bag of 100 pounds have gone to $1 and $1.25 a bag, with the prospect that they will go still higher.
50 Years Ago
∎ The D.A. Sullivan School PTA will present two films at Northampton High School April 20. They are “Johnny Tremaine,” the story of a boy in Revolutionary War times, and Walt Disney’s “Nature’s Half Acre.”
∎ Skeleton staffs in all departments at the Northampton State Hospital will be in effect after Friday, April 12, in observance of Good Friday devotions. The law requires that all state offices be kept open on that date.