Year of this wintery Milford photo a mystery

116 years ago, 1899

The Ladies Christian Union was to serve dinner and supper in the Milford Town Hall banquet hall during the annual Town Meeting. The Ladies Charitable Society was to serve dinner and supper in the Congregational Chapel.

Ice fishermen in Milford were attesting to the fact that the ice was at least two and a half feet thick.

The Sacred Heart Dramatic Club of Wilton was to present the drama “The Cuban Spy” in Town Hall.

Jacob Kendall of Wilton was seriously injured when he was hooked by a bull he was handling. The horn penetrated his lower abdomen, making a wound about six inches long between the muscles and outer lining. He was said to be doing well.

66 years ago, 1949

The first luncheon meeting of the Milford Business Association was scheduled and President Oscar Grandmaison was hoping for 100 percent attendance.

Richard Piper of Milford was appointed to the full-time position of administrative assistant for the local National Guard company at an annual salary of $2,600.

In Mont Vernon, a state trooper was called in to investigate a toy wooden gun carried by a school boy. It gave the trooper an opportunity to address a group of boys at the school on the danger of firearms.

The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “The Paleface” with Bob Hope and Jane Russell. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Saboteau” with Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, and Otto Kruger, plus Chapter 7 in the serial “Junior G-Men.”

50 years ago, 1965

The Milford Budget Committee released its annual report and called for a slash in the requested amount for teachers’ salaries. The committee recommended the total appropriation be cut from $473,445 to $450, 220.

Dr. James Duras, a psychologist at the Sanders Corp., spoke to the Science Club at Milford High School. His subject was the relation of science to modern man.

Clayton Brown of Lyndeborough was a patient at Elliot Hospital in Manchester where he had been taken for surgery on his back. It was expected that he would be there for some time.

The adult members of the Wilton Ski Club, which provided free lessons for junior members, were forced to call off their upcoming ski meet because of the lack of snow.

Boston Patriots defensive captain Bob Dee was to headline the sports night at Wilton High School.

24 years ago, 1991

Despite a downpour, hundreds of Milford residents jammed the Oval for a “Support our Troops” rally where former Massachusetts Gov. Endicott Peabody, then a resident of Hollis, spoke. The crowd included relatives of servicepeople serving in the Persian Gulf.

Amherst voters were to consider a zoning amendment to permit a 114,000-square-foot retail store (Wal-Mart) on Route 101A and to change an additional 20 acres along the road from industrial to commercial zone.

Tommasino’s restaurant on the Milford Oval was advertising “distinctive Italian dining.”

Farm Fare at Granite Town Plaza in Milford chose as its “Super Spartan” athletes of the week Nick Paradis, boys’ basketball; Anne Katzenburg, gymnastics; Michelle Chamberlain, girls’ basketball, and Justin Hammerstrom, wrestling.