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200 Years Ago

Brigham & Cutter have removed to the store of Mr. James Shepherd in Northampton, second door west of their old stand, where they have received and offer for sale a small assortment of groceries, including St. Croix and Antigua rum and Cognac brandy.

William & R.B. Edwards will receive at their bark mill (formerly White’s Oil Mill) fifty cords of oak bark, at four dollars per cord. Also (for the accommodation of those who wish to supply themselves with leather), they will receive not more than 300 cords of hemlock bark at the mill above named.

100 Years Ago

F.S. O’Brien, the liveryman, lost a valuable horse by sickness early this morning. The horse was let out to a responsible person yesterday and was returned last evening in apparently good condition. A few hours after it was taken suddenly sick, and despite the efforts of a veterinary, it died.

Two Bay State cars collided about 11:30 Saturday night near the John M. Greene hall. Apparently no one was injured. It was not a head-on collision, but the two cars were running up Elm Street and were so close that when the one ahead came to a sudden stop the other bumped into it, shaking up passengers and giving them a good scare.

50 Years Ago

Stanley H. Galusza, production superintendent of the brush division of Prophylactic Co., has been elected president of the Northampton Lions Club. The new president and other officers of the club were installed by Past President Charles W. Dragon, present zone chairman.

Work is expected to begin immediately on a nine-hole golf course off Route 9, just over the Haydenville line, following the transfer yesterday of property ownership of the 213 acres involved. The semi-private golf course is expected to be ready for play next spring.

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