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June 6 1890/1990

Brooklyn - Decoration Day was duly observed here notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather. The Harford Orphan School children came over, numbering about 150. The little boys in blue did some fine drilling, and made a good appearance. After decorating the graves they marched to an elegant dinner prepared for them by the GAR Post. After dinner, Dr. Brundage, of Harford, delivered an eloquent address in the Universalist Church. Everything passed off nicely, and the day was one long to be remembered by those present.

Jackson - On Monday, June 2nd, about 35 persons met at the house of Jotham Pickering to celebrate the 80th anniversary of his birth. There are some eight men and women in the town that are past 4 score years of age. Mr. Picketing is a descendant of one of the pioneers of Gibson.

Montrose - The Montrose Bathing Club, under the direction of S.M. Wilson, is now giving daily performances in the water at Jones Lake [Lake Montrose]. The campaign opens lively and many additions to the membership of the club are expected during the present season No extra charge for reserved seats. Music at each performance by Greenback Orchestra.

Thompson - Our street commissioner has opened the new street across Mr. Witter's flat, which will be called Pleasant Avenue, and also the street connecting Jefferson and Church streets, which should be called Lewis Street. We merely suggest these names, as they are appropriate. AND The Ontario and Western Railroad have their grading all done and most of the track laid, and they will soon commence to build their depots. They talk of running an excursion over the road July 4th.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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