YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
140 Years Ago-1877 7/20/2017
Mr. W W Gleckner laid a new and durable plank walk in front of his property and restaurant on Troy street.
130 Years Ago-1887 7/20/2017
There were but few "drunks" in the cooler July 4.
The Mountain View house now runs a bus to all trains. It is a handsome vehicle.
Mrs. Sherman and Miss Maud Sherman of Brooklyn are guests of Dr. Seymour at Mourland Park.
John Hoagland of LeRoy was struck in the breast with a large firecracker on the evening of the Fourth. It exploded just as it struck him and the concussion was so strong that he fell forward to the ground. He was not hurt, but quite badly "shocked."
Giles Coons has purchased a tract of several hundred acres of land near the "elbow bridge" and has a force of bark peelers at work.
110 Years Ago-1907 7/20/2017
Charles Davis is doing a fine piece of grading on what is known as the Bullock property, corner of Main and Center Streets.
The tulip bed in front of the Presbyterian Church attracts many complimentary remarks.
The foundation for W V Gleckner's new house is completed. The cellar walls are of solid concrete and the upper stone work is concrete blocks. Wilmot Rundell and son did the work and it is first-class. They also have the concrete work for the new houses of Dr. Johnson, Dr. Utley and E J Cleveland.
The Guild reception at St James chapel was held Wednesday. The parish room with its splendid equipment of gymnasium apparatus was opened for inspection on this occasion, and many visitors inspected the room during the afternoon and evening. It is certainly a great thing for the young people. Mr. Marble, originated the idea of a a gymnasium and it is to his efforts the gymnasium is due.
80 Years Ago-1937 7/20/2017
On June 19 the Sullivan Silk company started the first operation of a silk mill in Canton, when they instituted a test run. On June 21 the mill started on a commercial basis. Sixty-two looms and auxiliary equipment are in place and soon will be operating on a full time basis. The entire three-story brick structure has been remodeled, automatic gas heat installed, every machine is equipped with individual electric motors, new electric wiring has been installed and an new automatic sprinkler system protects the entire building from fire. A new brick-enclosed three story fire escape has been added to the east end of the building.
John Livezey is attending the Andy Kerr coaching school at Colgate University.
70 Years Ago-1947 7/20/2017
A collision on the Pennsylvania Railroad occurred on Monday afternoon when a southbound train crashed into a northbound train opposite the Canton Wood Products Company. The engine on the northbound train was considerably damaged. The engine was moved into the Ellis coal yard permitting the four o'clock passenger train to pull into the Canton station at six o'clock. The wrecking crew was called from Elmira and assisted in clearing the track. One of the engineers, not familiar with the road, did not see the other train. The accident occurred on a very sharp curve. Both trans were nearly stopped when the collision took place.
Fire chief Harry Arbogast reports that there has been 41 days without a fire. This is the longest time without a fire since he has been associated with the company.
Duane Morgan has been awarded the fishing prize offered by Fink's of Williamsport. Duane caught a 25-inch, 5 pound trout in Towanda Creek south of town last week. Harry Lund caught a 20-inch brown trout in Main Creek Friday