A Look Back
200 Years Ago
∎ A blacksmith’s shop and trip hammer works for sale, or to lease, in South Hadley — a most excellent stand for a blacksmith and edge tool maker. Enquire of D. Stebbins, at Northampton, or Ralph Snow, of South Hadley.
∎ Hunt & Henshaw have received from the Hope Manufacturing Company an invoice of American goods consisting of ginghams, chambrays, vestings, checks, stripes, etc., which they offer for sale by the piece or yard at factory prices.
100 Years Ago
∎ The Rainbow Club has reorganized for the season and will hold the first of a series of dances in Masonic Hall on the first night of cattle show. Tinkers’ Novelty Singing Orchestra of Fitchburg has been engaged to furnish music.
∎ Part of a large tree opposite Perry Haughton’s residence on South Street blew down early this morning. The tree was completely rotted inside. It was not known that the tree was in a decomposed condition, for its outside appearance would lead one to believe that the tree was in perfect shape.
50 Years Ago
∎ Retiring recently from Prophylactic Brush Co., after 20 years of service, was Clarence “Pete” Laurion of 8 Audubon Rd., Leeds. Laurion, a victim of infantile paralysis, has worked on many civic projects raising funds to combat polio.
∎ Forbes Library will expand its parking facilities and repave the U-shaped driveway in a long-planned project for which bids have now been advertised. The area to the rear of the library, where an employees’ dirt driveway now exists, will be paved to accommodate parking for an additional 10 to 15 cars.