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July 11, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

July 11, 1913

Locals have taken advantage of the bargains during Merchants Week in Lawrence. The crowded electric cars that have passed through Andover nearly every day bringing out-of-towners to Lawrence showed that people were taking advantage of the opportunity to buy goods at reduced prices.

Myerscough and Buchan expect to move into their new garage on Main Street in the coming week. Work on the building is nearly complete, with only the finishing touches remaining.

75 Years Ago

July 7, 1938

Prospects for recovery have appeared brighter in the past few weeks in Andover, with several local conditions fortifying the optimism created by the recent sharp rise in the stock market.

Running hot water was on tap on Argilla Road yesterday afternoon when half a burning load of hay dropped off a truck and onto a hydrant from which firemen would have normally drawn water. The 2 1//2-ton load of hay was a complete loss and the body and tires of the truck were badly damaged.

50 Years Ago

July 11, 1963

The foot of Essex Street at the railroad station was deep in water Monday night about 6, as a heavy downpour caused tremendous run-off along two steep streets. Passengers coming in from Boston waded ankle-deep in the water.

to get off the platform; others “walked the plank” out to the street, while some waited for the storm to subside. To make matters worse, an express train headed into the water at normal speed, soaking those standing on the platform who had thought they would stay dry.

Young Robert Poirier of 29 Stevens St. and his chums were proud young men last Friday as they displayed a 19-inch carp hooked in Hussey’s Pond. With the young angler when he made the catch were Dick Delibac, also of Stevens Street, and John Gaudet of Gardner, who was visiting Poirier’s home.

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