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Look Back

By James Bridgman

200 Years Ago

Nathaniel Phelps of Northampton offers the following homesteads for sale: the tavern stand on which he now lives on South Street, a little more than half a mile from the meeting house; the homestead of the late Capt. Ebenezer Strong, about one hundred rods southwest of the above named one.

Williams & Coolidge have for sale at their store in Hadley about 130 bushels of good hemp seed.

100 Years Ago

Charles W. Harwood, who has been elected janitor of the Clarke Library, enters upon his duties Saturday, March 1, at which time Alexander G. Wylie closes his services as janitor to go to Boston to take a position with a business house.

Bill Yale and Jimmy Burns, former Northampton baseball players, were in town Saturday. The Sporting Life magazine has credited Jimmy with being manager-elect of the New London team of the Eastern association but he says it is Tommy Burns who played in the Connecticut league a few years ago.

50 Years Ago

Amherst will have a new look in the future. Already under design are two “high rise” 22-story dormitories for the University of Massachusetts campus. University officials revealed last night that six will be built eventually.

Wilfred Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer, 5 Bratton Court, Florence, is teaching at the Amherst Junior High School in Amherst as part of his graduation requirement at Springfield College. Wilfred, a social studies education major in the class of 1963, will complete his student teaching program in mid-March.

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