YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
130 Years Ago-1888 6/21/2018
Mr. G W Weigester of Troy, and her two little boys, were driving into Canton with a horse and buggy. When passing the depot the horse became frightened at a train and broke into a run. The lady could not check him and he plunged down Troy Street at a furious speed. As the horse passed the Canton House, Nathan Seeley ran out and boldly seized the horse by the bridle and brought him to a stop. It was a brave act and undoubtedly averted a bad mishap.
Strawberries are down to a shilling a basket. Isn't it about time for a strawberry festival?
The ice wagon has started its rounds.
There was a slight frost on Monday morning (June 4). All danger from frosts is now thought to be over.
Tent caterpillars are unusually pestiferous this year. The trees, sidewalks and fences are covered with them.
120 Years Ago-1898 6/21/2018
There were three young ladies and three young gentlemen in the Canton High School class of '98. The First Baptist Church was crowded to hear the commencement oration and essays.
The grounds at Hotel Nephawin are in fine condition this season and many additional accommodations have bene provided at the hotel. A large number of rooms have already been engaged for July and a prosperous season is looked for.
Edwin F. Mayo has arrived at Crockett Lodge for the summer.
The new cheese factory at Spencertown is booming and the cheese is said to be very fine.
The Canton musicians who went to Binghamton with Wormwood's monkey theatre ended their engagement Saturday night. The boys complain of unfair treatment.
The post office was moved into new and commodious quarters on the north side of Main Street Saturday night and Postmaster Charles Riggs took possession of the office.
Brann Bros. will immediately build a brick store where the old post office building now stands. It will be the same style as their block.
George Ballard of East Troy has invented a corn planter which plants two rows at a time and rolls the planted ground.
110 Years Ago-1908 6/21/2018
The ladies of the Methodist Episcopal church will serve ice cream and cake on the lawn of Mrs. H Crawford Saturday afternoon and evening. Ice cream.
S H Jewell has just built a fine tennis court in the rear of his residence.
100 Years Ago-1918 6/21/2018
Gordon King, United States Marines, died in the Naval Hospital at Portsmouth, New Hampshire on May 30, aged almost 20 years. Interment was in Vroman Hill Cemetery. He was one of the first boys from Canton to enlist at the outbreak of the war and was the second one to die in the service.
Robert Randall, a member of the graduating class of Canton High School, enlisted at Williamsport and went immediately to Fort Slocum. His seat at the graduation exercises was vacant. The graduating class took a trip to Niagara Falls.
Private Owen Daugherty, US Engineers, Forestry Division, is a prisoner of war in Germany., He is a son of James Daugherty of South Union.
Some time Monday night an automobile was run into the pavilion over Minnequa Springs, smashing in one side of the pavilion and inflicting other damage.
Miss Victoria Lake, who lives at Gleason and will be 15 years old in August, is doing all of the outdoor work on a 102 acre farm. 53 acres are plowed, and she has planted 4 acres of oats, 2 acres of potatoes, and has the ground ready for planting corn. The male members of the family all are working in the mines. He mother assists in the milking of ten cows and care of the other livestock.
80 Years Ago-1938 6/21/2018
The East Canton community Daily Vacation Bible School started June 6 at the Windfall Church with 101 pupils enrolled. Ben Castle's school bus has been mustered into service with Rev. Morris as driver and with family cars to pick up the over-flow, the transportation is well in hand.
Grand Opening of the new soda fountain at Beam's Drug Store will be Saturday.