Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 21, 2013

All Those Years Ago

100 Years AgoMarch 21, 1913

Edward Eldred of North Main Street, who is employed by Charles F. Emerson, is suffering from a broken bone in his right foot. The accident happened on Monday as Eldred was adjusting his horse’s blanket, which the wind had blown over the animal’s head. The horse was nervous and, frightened by the sound of an approaching car, kicked out his hoof, striking Eldred in such a way that one of the small bones in the foot was fractured. After treatment by a physician, the young man was taken to his home.

The fire department was called on Tuesday afternoon to the farm of P.J. Hannon on Elm Street, where a grass fire was in progress. The flames were speedily extinguished with little damage.

Monday evening, April 7, is the date for the Andover club ball. If you are planning to go and have not been seen regarding a ticket, ask any member of the club about them or phone the club any night.

75 Years Ago March 18, 1938

John Mrudzinski of River Road was injured early Thursday morning at a fire which destroyed a barn, seven cows, and 20 tons of hay belonging to Albert Hardy of River Road. Marudzinski had awakened the family and then rushed over to attempt to save the cows. The family found him lying by the side of the barn later.

A tax rate conservatively estimated at $30.60 will result from last Monday night’s Town Meeting action in approving expenditures totaling $660,571.41. Town Treasurer Thaxter Eaton stated at the close of the meeting that the rate might be as low as $30.50 or as high as $32.00 depending on how close the estimate of receipts, valuations, etc. prove to be.

A false alarm awakened the firemen at the Central station at 5:50 Saturday morning, but it wasn’t a false fire alarm. The sprinkler alarm system in the J.W. Robinson automobile show room on Park Street went off, and firemen found the trouble was due to lack of air pressure in the system.

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