Milford pond was hot spot for ice hockey
116 years ago, 1899
The pleasing drama “Among the Breakers” was to be presented in Milford Town Hall with Miss Caroline Robinson directing and starring David Murray as keeper of Fairpoint Light. After the drama, music was to be furnished for dancing. Admission was 25 cents.
Sons of Scotland assembled at Milford Town Hall to honor the poet Robert Burns on the 140th anniversary of his birth. It was estimated that there were 30 families of Scots descent in the town.
T.B. Dearborn, of Milford, obtained a new electric phonograph that was said to have been the occasion of considerable amusement among young people in the town.
Miss Hannah Herlihy, of Wilton, spent a week in Charlestown, Mass., with relatives and during her stay had the pleasure of visiting the warships Indiana and Massachusetts. She reported a very interesting experience.
The N.H. Woman’s Christian Temperance Union was to sponsor a lecture by Miss Jessie Ackerman, the well-known traveler.
66 years ago, 1949
The barn at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer P. Wheeler on Dean Street in Milford was gutted and a Mercury automobile stored there was destroyed in an early morning fire. The car was owned by Albert Reed, of Nashua.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “The Search” with Montgomery Clift and Arline MacMahon. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Good Sam” with Gary Cooper and Ann Sheridan.
Geraldine O’Connor, of Milford, a sophomore at Milford High School, was named queen of the Wilton High Sno-Ball.
At a meeting of the Wilton Historical Society, the Rev. John H. Wilson, society president, spoke on the oldest houses in town still standing. The oldest house, he said, was built in 1739 by Jacob Putnam and was occupied, at the time of his talk, by Mrs. Grace Young in Davisville.
50 years ago, 1965
A program to create a better understanding of the United Nations and its procedures was scheduled for Wilton High School, Principal Robert Saba announced. Students representing member nations were to debate the issue “Should Red China Be Admitted to the UN?”
Milford High School was offering a course for adults called Machine Shop I.
Wayne and Debra Hare, of Amherst, were in Washington to see the inaugural ceremonies of President Lyndon Johnson as guests of Dr. and Mrs. Stanton Wornley. Dr. Wornley was vice president of Howard University in Washington; Mrs. Wornley was Mr. Hare’s sister, Freida.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing Jerry Lewis as “The Disorderly Orderly.”
Wilton police were investigating bullet holes in windows and buildings on Maple Street. Police Chief Robert Wiggin said the bullets were either from a .22 calibre rifle or an air rifle.
25 years ago, 1990
Petitions were being circulated in Amherst, Hollis, Mont Vernon, Lyndeborough, Temple and, possibly, Milford to place on town ballots a warrant article seeking property tax abatements for people who sent their children to private or out-of-district schools.
In a letter to the editor, Otis Fairfield, chairman of the Milford Taxpayers’ Association, wrote, “We are upset that taxes keep increasing without any end in sight, while so many of our citizens have fixed incomes, or cost-of-living adjustments smaller than the increase in taxes.”
Four Milford Area Senior High School students were named all-state instrumentalists. They were Brent Skinner, clarinet; Andrew Ingleff, clarinet; Peter Melvin, French horn, and Glen Kelley, violin.
Milford Area Senior High’s girl’s basketball team roared back from a 13-point third quarter deficit to beat Spaulding, 73-55 with Andrea Bowman scoring 21 or her 27 points in the second half.