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A Look Back

200 Years Ago

Died, at Ashfield on the 8th inst., Miss Anna Kilbourn, aged 24, daughter of the late Mr. Jacob Kilbourn. The deaths of five of this family were published last week.

Nathaniel Coolidge, Jr., has received a quantity of cotton yarn and wishes to get twenty thousand yards of cloth wove, for which he will give the factory prices and pay in goods or yarn. Those who are disposed to engage in weaving can have constant employ.

100 Years Ago

The first of the Northampton Players to depart was Malcolm Fassett, who left after his speech Saturday night. He was followed yesterday by the other members of the company except Mr. and Mrs. Homans and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond, who are still in the city.

A new Raycycle bicycle belonging to Bernard Cooney of State Street was stolen from in front of Foster Brothers this morning. The wheel had two new white tires and was painted black and was valued at $45. The police have been notified and a sharp lookout will be kept. This makes the eighth wheel stolen this spring and only two have been recovered.

50 Years Ago

Carleton Beal of 134 Main St., Leeds, has been appointed as an instructor in men’s physical education at the University of Massachusetts for the forthcoming year. Mr. Beal, a physical education teacher at Northampton High School, is also a part-time instructor at the university this year.

The Bridge Marathon, sponsored by the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Auxiliary, concluded another successful year with a buffet luncheon and bridge at the Whale Inn, Goshen, on Wednesday. There have been three afternoon groups and one in the evening participating this year.

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