A Look Back: From the Gazette archives

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Published: 3/6/2021 7:00:16 AM
200 Years Ago

■New Goods! Tappan and Whitney have added a new supply of many articles to their former stock at their cash store in Northampton, making their present assortment of woolen, linen, silk and cotton piece goods, hardware, etc., very good.

■Marble stone cutting, in all its branches — tables, monuments, gravestones, etc. Marble from the best Swanton and Berkshire quarries, the former superior to any in the United States, executed with neatness and attention by Moses Goodale, in Amherst.

100 Years Ago

■Warren G. Harding of Ohio and Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts were inaugurated President and Vice President of the United States at noon on Friday. Mr. Harding took the oath at 1:18 p.m. and Mr. Coolidge at 12:21 p.m.

■Mayor FitzGerald returned home Saturday night from attending the inauguration ceremonies at Washington, which he greatly enjoyed. Mr. FitzGerald said today that he had a personal interest in the induction of Vice President Coolidge, and that was that he had witnessed Mr. Coolidge’s oath taking for every executive office he has ever held, in this city, Boston, and now in Washington.

50 Years Ago

■The Cooley Dickinson Hospital School of Nursing freshman class marked a milestone in their nursing careers when they recently received the caps of their chosen profession and recited the Nightingale Pledge during candlelight capping exercises at McCallum Residence. Area students receiving caps were Janice Devine of Easthampton and Elizabeth Mach of Northampton.

■Mrs. Helen Cohen of 23 Leeno Terrace, Florence, has been appointed dental hygienist by the Northampton Board of Health. Mrs. Cohen is currently conducting dental examinations of children in the elementary grades of the city’s parochial schools, the same service she provides for the public school system.

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