Cazenovia in History

150 Years AgoOctober 1, 1885 - A few weeks ago the water from the Cazenovia fountain was drawn off to repair the damages made by crabs; and not long before they perforated Levi Swan's mill dam at Cedar Grove, just north of the village, and to restore it his purse was minus $50. Yet many of our intelligent citizens do not know that they exist here. They are from one-half to two inches long, have long claws, and are used for bait by fisherman.

100 Years AgoSeptember 29, 1910 - Succotash is being canned at the Cazenovia Canning Factory this week.

The school house in District No. 4, South Fenner was struck by lightning, last Tuesday afternoon. The chimney and stove pipe were knocked down and the covers blown off the stove.

It is sad to contemplate the number of men who are willing to go without food and clothing in order that they may contribute to the prosperity of the saloon-keeper.

50 Years AgoSeptember 29, 1960 - Boutique-503 has joined our business community with a feminine fashion shop in the Lincklaen House.

The Junior College has NOT had a rash of head injuries lately...the "bandage" on the foreheads of some of our temporary residents merely means that their Frosh beanie has been stolen.

Four members of the Cazenovia Volunteer Fire Department were slightly injured Sunday while at an alarm on Lincklaen St. The men, Charles Kennedy, Dave McLaughlin, Howard Parisou and Jack McCullough, received minor cuts and abrasions while fighting a stubborn fire in a barn belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Baer, 70 Lincklaen.

WE WELCOME - A daughter, Theresa Anne Race, born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Race of Fenner Street, on Friday, September 23, 1960, in St. Mary's Hospital, Syracuse, weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Mrs. Race is the former Patricia Philbrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Philbrick of Cazenovia.

The spacious East Lake Road residence known as Ormonde is serving as a dormitory for 28 Cazenovia Junior College students for the current academic year...Students are being transported to the main campus for all meals, classes and college activities by a bus operated by the College on an hourly schedule throughout the day...

This column is compiled by Sharon Cooney from the Cazenovia Republican archives at Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia. It is written in the style of the time. Sharon Cooney is Interpretive Programs Assistant at Lorenzo.

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