Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


August 30, 2012

All Those Years Ago

100 Years Ago

Aug. 30, 1912@headNotebook:

The interior of J.H. Playdon’s store is being repainted and re-modeled.

This is the season when the beautiful Shawsheen is at its best, as it winds its way through the oaks and pines, their branches, draped with trailing vines, interlacing across the river, which is acknowledged the most picturesque in this part of New England. A handsome fleet of safe canoes at the Andover Canoe Club at the foot of Central Street may be engaged in advance by calling 195-3.

Fred H. Smith has a supply of crushed stone on hand of all sizes and of the best quality, and he is prepared to accept of all kinds of grading contracts.

Miss Jean Dundas, who recently went to make her home in Providence, has returned to Andover and accepted a position in the Andover Steam Laundry.

75 Years Ago

Aug. 27, 1937@headNotebook:

The Textile Workers’ Organizing committee, an affiliate of the C.I.O., yesterday informed the Townsman that while there are no immediate plans for the taking of a vote at the Shawsheen Mills or the M.T. Stevens Mmills here in Andover, as soon as a majority is secured, a vote probably would be taken.

The Board of Public Works evidently plans to ask the Town Meeting next March for money to rec

onstruct Elm

Street from the square to Washington Avenue, where the concrete now begins.

Charles R. Bennett, son-in-law of Mrs. E. Dudley Freeman of the Caronel Apartments, was this week named to the Emergency Committee which will have charge of the evacuation of the Americans and other internationals from war-stricken Shanghai. Mrs. Freeman early in the week received an air-mail assurance through the National City Bank of New York saying that Mr. and Mrs. Bennett were perfectly safe .

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