YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
140 Years Ago-1877 9/21/2017
The residence of Mr. B. Benedict, Centre Street, was the first house in our borough to have the water introduced by the Canton Water Company.
110 Years Ago-1907 9/21/2017
Burgess M. Landon announces that roller skating on the side walks of Canton boro is strictly prohibited; it is a great annoyance to sick people.
Bag-pipers entertained the town with rugged music on Monday.
J P Goldstein's store was closed on Monday in observance of the Jewish New Year holiday. According to Jewish chronology this is the year 5668.
At the Lewis Opera House. Arthur L. Fanshawe's Herald Square Stock Company.
90 Years Ago-1927 9/21/2017
Last Thursday was the "big day" in Canton as the Farmers' Picnic became a reality. It was the most successful event ever staged by the Chamber of Commerce. The quoit pitching contest, the base ball game (won by Grover, 4 to 3), the sprints, the trap shoot, and all were all that could be asked for. By noon there were 1200 cars on the ground by actual count. Eleven thousand hot dogs were not enough, Two hundred pounds of coffee and 147 gallons of ice cream were used. The boys band made the best showing of their career. Six boxing bouts were the big attraction of the early afternoon. The daylight fireworks were a novelty that proved attractive and the exhibition by airplanes and the parachute drop capped the climax.
Ludwig Kraiss has opened a harness shop in the barn in his property on Lycoming Street.
Thirty automobiles filled with members of the A H Laird Bible Class of the Elmira Church of Churst and their families came to Canton Sunday morning and attended Church school. Rev. A M Laird taught the combined men's classes. Then they conducted services, conducted by Canton pastor Rev. Edwin Wyle and in the afternoon visited the North Union church.
At the Crawford Theatre, Ritzy with Betty Bronson and James Hall.
80 Years Ago-1937 9/21/2017
The new Atlantic Service Station is now open at 38 Troy Street. Dan and LaRue Bastion, managers. They will service cars from 4 am to 10 pm. Mr. Bastion has sold Atlantic products for seventeen years and has proven himself a thorough service man in every respect. Spencertown was host to about a hundred former residents on Labor Day. A permanent organization was effected to promote such affairs in years to come.
William Shoemaker and Laverne Fitzwater, both of Canton, placed fifth and sixth respectively in a dairy judging contest held during the Bradford County Fair for vocational agriculture students of the county.
J H McMahon has been transferred from Elmira to succeed Charles E. Grantier, who retired last week as agent at the Pennsylvania freight station after forty-six years service.
This issue, the Sentinel presents what we believe to be the first advertisement for air conditioning ever published in Bradford County. A product and a service not entirely new in the cities, but still in its "pioneering" stages, air conditioning is new in rural centers. The Allegany Gas Company is first in the field in this section.
70 Years Ago-1947 9/21/2017
It will be a big Labor Day in Canton. An "Old timers: baseball aggregation will play their "Second Growths" at 7 pm. The Old Timers will include stars of the past such as Speed WIlcox, Jerry Thomas, Charles Gray, Lloyd Landon, Bob Chilson, Claude Johnson, Wilson Randall and many other stellar players of a few years ago. After the game the CHS band will perform for the first time officially wearing their new uniforms. Charles Schlappi is arranging a huge cake walk. Other attractions include pony rides, a shooting gallery, ice cream stands, merchandise wheels and other concessions. All proceeds go to the softball league.
A service of special interest will be held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance when the cornerstone will be laid for the new auditorium.