Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 2, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Aug. 2, 1912


Salisbury Beach still continues to be the popular summer resort for the people from this vicinity and quite a number of Ballardvale people are spending vacations there.

Frank E. Wright, the well-known expressman, has purchased the Chas. L. Curtis house on Bartlet Street, through the real estate firm Rogers & Angus. Alterations and improvements will be made in the house this summer and Mr. Wright expects to occupy his new home in the early fall.

William Simpson, a carpenter employed at Stevens Mill in Marland Village, was severely injured on Monday afternoon when four fingers of his left hand were cut off by a rapidly moving circular saw. Simpson was sawing a short board and the saw had almost passed through when it struck a knot, causing the board to jump backward. His hand was pulled onto the saw, his fingers being cut off instantly.

75 Years Ago

July 30, 1937


The rain of Monday night put a check on the brush fire that has been breaking out periodically in the woods off Chandler Road in West Andover, but a good soaking wet-down is needed as everything in this vicinity is very dry.

The annual joint playground picnic will be held on Monday at Canobie Lake Park. Buses will leave the three playgrounds at about ten o’clock and will leave the lake for the return trip at 3:30. Tickets are on sale at all the playgrounds at 25 cents for the round trip and they must be secured by closing time tonight.

A large number of trays used to contain jewelry were found empty on River Road last Friday afternoon and were said to belong to the Nicholson Jewelry company of 583 Broadway, Lawrence, which was entered by thieves on Friday morning, and articles of jewelry to the value of $300 stolen.

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