125 Years Ago
December 10, 1885 - On last Sunday evening just at dusk, a tramp called at the back door of one of our dwellings and asked for something to eat. He was a young man about 19 years of age, and was shivering with the cold, with no overcoat, and bare hands, and ragged clothes with elbows out, who surely seemed an object of charity. The man of the house invited him into the kitchen by the fire, and gave him a warm supper, and when he asked to stay all night, was directed to Mr. Hurlburt. When he got outside another one was waiting for him.
100 Years Ago
December 8, 1910 - The ladies on Lincklaen street have formed a social club, which met with Mrs. F.C. Phelps last Wednesday evening.
The stores are displaying an unusually attractive line of Christmas gifts both fancy and useful and a careful investigation will prove you can do as well by shopping at home and escape the dirt and tiresome crowds in Syracuse.
50 Years Ago
December 8, 1960 - The Optimist Club and Explorer Scout annual Christmas tree sale for the benefit of the youth of Cazenovia will begin this Saturday at noon and continue until December 24. John Ridings, Robert Friedman, Robert Webster and F.J. Fuller are in charge of the procurement, sale and publicity of the program. The trees were cut at John Ridings' 7000 tree plantation south of New Woodstock...The sale takes place at the Cannon in the park on Albany St.
After being unsuccessful for two months to find necessary Den Mothers a drastic step was taken. At a pack meeting Nov. 29 it was announced that all boys ten years or over to be put in one separate den headed by Norm Johnston and Chuck Thompson.
It's official! Final 1960 Census results...Town of Cazenovia, 4,968 residents with the Village contributing 2,584 of them...The Town of Cazenovia gained approximately 1,000 souls (1,001 to be exact) since 1950.
This column is compiled by Sharon Cooney from the Cazenovia Republican archives at Lorenzo State Historic Site. Sharon Cooney is Interpretive Programs Assistant at Lorenzo.