Century-old Ti — construction time
This is the latest in a series of posts about news reported a century ago in the Ticonderoga Sentinel.
It was construction season in the hamlet of North Ticonderoga.
“O.H. Johnson’s teams are drawing home a large quantity of lumber to be used for farm buildings. George Price is drawing home the lumber for his new barn,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on April 29, 1920. “Steven Hayes is making some improvements on his home.”
In Crown Point, William Fiske was having his home wired for electric lights.
The Ticonderoga Band realized a profit of $125 — the equivalent of nearly $1,600 in 2020 dollars — at its annual concert and ball.
Even more significant than the dollar amount was the show of support from the “big throng” that filled every seat and packed the standing room area at the Ticonderoga Playhouse.
“The band men, therefore, can go on with their labors in the field of music with a spirit freshened by the knowledge that the people … appreciate in full degree their music.”
In addition to the band selections, Mrs. J. B. Phillips performed a vocal solo and a duet with Mrs. F.B. Wood.
Conductor T.H. Helms performed a clarinet solo, and eight-year-old “little” Robert Crammond, son of Fred Crammond, performed “a well rendered violin solo.”
The Ticonderoga Beavers eighth grade baseball team did not get back to town from a road game until 1 a.m. because the east bound train from Orwell, Vermont was delayed more than four hours due to a rail accident near Rutland.
But the youngsters were happy, having “trimmed” Orwell 12–4.
Father Stevens, pastor of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, was set to leave New York City on May 8 to visit his mother in Belgium.
It was expected to be an eighteen-day voyage.
“That he may enjoy his trip and his stay at his old home is the wish of his many friends.”
Rev. A. J. Allen, pastor of Hague Wesleyan Church, was elected president of the Champlain Wesleyan Methodist Conference.
Mrs. Fred H. Rand of Ticonderoga was elected Essex County district president of the Order of Rebekahs and Mrs. Charles Blye of Ticonderoga was elected district secretary.
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