YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
140 Years Ago-1877 11/23/2017
Mr. G H White has discontinued business in the A V Trout store room on Towanda Street and yesterday morning removed his stock of groceries, confectionery &c. to McIntyre, where he will open a store at the foot of the plane. The Canton Borough school board paid a bill of $31.57 to the Canton Water Company for putting water in the school building.
90 Years Ago-1927 11/23/2017
The Pennsylvania State Game Commission is completing the purchase of over twenty-five square miles, or 15,000 acres, in Sullivan County which will be devoted to a game refuge, similar to that in Barclay and Leroy Townships in this county. This is a part of the holdings of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. and the timber has been cut off, except for that less than ten inches through. Bradford Chapter, DAR, held their annual birthday dinner in the dining hall of the Presbyterian Church, about eighty members and guests being present. Principal speaker was Rev. Perry Wilcox, an Army chaplain lately returned from service in Hawaii.
The Canton Boro Council at their last meeting took over Fassett Street from Main to Second Street, and Second Street from Washington to Fassett as public streets.
40 Years Ago-1977 11/23/2017
The freak snow storm which hit Sunday night and early Monday caused untold misery and woe to our entire area. There was all day rain, falling temperatures then heavy, wet snow driven by gusty winds, mixed in was some thunder and lightning. Driving was a nightmare. At one time Sylvania hill had about 20 cars on it. A round trip to Mansfield, normally 40 minutes, took over two hours. Heavy snow and wind began breaking off limbs and then entire trees. The falling trees snapped utility wires, disrupting electricity to a wide area. Trees blocking roads kept some folks from getting to work. School was closed Monday and Tuesday. There was over a foot of snow on Armenia.