Can you identify these men?
116 years ago, 1899
The Milford Woman’s Club was sponsoring a lecture by Edward J. Burnham on “Queer creatures in forest, field and stream.”
A dance at Mont Vernon Town Hall after Town Meeting drew a large crowd.
A large boiler owned by Mr. Herrick, of Wilton, was moved from Lyndeborough to Amherst, requiring the use of eight horses.
A storm forced the postponement of a children’s concert scheduled for the Wilton Baptist Church.
McKennon & Lennon opened a new store of bicycles and electric goods in Milford.
66 years ago, 1949
The teachers of the Milford First Congregational Church School, with pupils of the fifth, sixth and seventh grades, were to attend a weekly service at the Jewish synagogue in Nashua in connection with their church school lessons.
State and local police investigated the Milford Social Club for suspected bookmaking activities, but no
evidence was uncovered and no
arrests were made.
First Lt. Leon Jacques, Jr., of Milford, was injured in an explosion in Japan but was recovering rapidly. It was believed that natural gas exploded while he was inspecting a crater, blowing dirt and debris into his face and eyes.
The Latchis Theatre in Milford was showing “Command Decision” with Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, and Van Johnson. The Town Hall Theatre in Wilton was showing “Southern Yankee” with Red Skelton and Brian Donlevy, plus Chapter 9 of “Junior G-Men.”
50 years ago, 1965
Hayward’s Trading Post opened on Elm Street in Milford, just west of the Hayward ice cream stand. It was owned by Art and Libby Hayward, who also operated the Milford Motor Motel nearby.
Congressman James C. Cleveland spoke against the proposed Medicare bill, saying it would not provide the benefits many senior citizens thought it would. He told “The Weary Club” of Amherst that he preferred a commercial type of insurance against catastrophic illness with the government paying most of the cost in proven hardship cases.
The chairmen of the boards of selectmen in Milford and Wilton, Louis Kregos and John Cowie, proclaimed “DeMolay Week” in the two towns, calling the Order of DeMolay a
Zoltan K. Marossy, a Hungarian refugee living in Milford, was to speak at the Wilton Unitarian Church on the subject of Communist tyranny in Europe.
24 years ago, 1991
Richard Mace was re-elected chairman of the Milford Board of Selectmen. Richard Medlyn was elected vice chairman.
The Wilton Town Hall Theatre was showing “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge” and “Hamlet.”
Wilton Town Meeting voters defeated a warrant article calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to prohibit flag desecration. The vote was 126-30.
Mike Cullinane scored 32 points as the Blue Devils beat the Orange Crush in a Wilton Men’s Basketball League game.