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October 11, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Oct. 11, 1912

@text1:Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Somers have closed their summer home on Salem Street and gone to Boston for the winter.

The finance committee of the Women’s Relief Corps held a meeting at Mrs. Frank Holt’s this week. Ice cream and cake were served.

The nine-acre grove on the Shawsheen River near Ballardvale, owned by Alfred Lundgren, has been sold to Mr. Peavey of Lawrence.

Remember the Rebekah dance in Workman hall next Wednesday evening. Good music, a good crowd, and a good time for all who attend. Tickets, 25 cents.

Miss Elizabeth Bartlett of Central Street observed her 17th birthday last Saturday by entertaining several of her girl friends at a “baby party.”

75 Years Ago

Oct. 8, 1937

@text1:A real old-fashioned Harvest Supper featuring corned beef, harvest vegetables, rolls, relish, coffee and pie will be held by the Philathea Class at the Baptist Church vestry tomorrow evening from 5 to 7.

A request from the local School Committee for an interpretation of the new private school transportation law has been referred by the attorney general’s office to the Department of Education, it was stated at the latter office last night.

Three local school teachers were give $100 increases on Tuesday night at the School Committee in accordance with the usual practice of giving increases to teachers completing 90 hours of professional study.

Elizabeth Kurth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Kurth of North Main Street broke a bone in her arm just above the wrist a few days ago while in the school line coming from the Shawsheen School.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 11, 1962

@text1:Thousands of dollars worth of property was damaged during the vicious storm Friday and Saturday, according to town officials. Perhaps the most damage was done in cellars through-out the town, as storm water ran freely into normally dry basements. Chestnut Street was shut off at Bartlet, because of Roger’s Brook; River Street in Ballardvale was closed due to flooding of the Shawsheen River, as was the Woburn Street approach.

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