A Look Back: March 11


For the Gazette

Published: 03-11-2023 7:00 AM

200 Years Ago

■Dr. Estes Howe of Belchertown killed on the 5th inst. a steer three years and two days old which weighed when dressed eleven hundred and thirty pounds. It was raised from a calf upon his farm and was tended and fattened by Mr. Pliny Dwight.

■Auction! Will be sold at public vendue at Lyman’s Inn in Northampton, on the seventh day of April next, at eleven o’clock in the forenoon, one lot of land lying in Old Rainbow containing about eight acres; also, one lot of land lying in Walnut Tree Division, late the property of Mrs. Elizabeth Sheldon, deceased. – M. J. Lyman, agent.

100 Years Ago

■James Rennie, leading man for two seasons with the Northampton Players company, is to play the leading role in a new play, “The Love Habit,” which opens at the Bijou theater in New York on Wednesday night. The play is from the French of Louis Verneuil and is now running in London under the same title.

■John A. Sheehan of King Street, a conductor on the Boston & Maine railroad, who miraculously escaped serious injuries when he slipped and fell over a trestle into the Charles River in Boston on Friday night, was said to be in a comfortable condition today and not seriously injured.

50 Years Ago

■An effort to bring more in the way of weekend recreation activities to the city is making gains. Dubbed “The Saturday Thing,” by the Recreation Department, the plan seeks to convert acreage in the city for use as bicycle paths and nature trails and would open local schools to classes on crafts and hobbies.

■Mrs. Evelyn Lincoln, former personal secretary to the late President John F. Kennedy, will be the principal speaker April 27 at ceremonies honoring the Holyoke Community College Secretary of the Year. The program is held annually at HCC in conjunction with National Secretaries Week.