Historic events for Feb 16

1912 Six Miles of Sidewalks

Village meeting voted for six miles of concrete walks in town.

1894 Death of William Conant Announced

Death of William A. Conant, “the old violin maker,” announced.

1894 Bishop Hall Delivers Sermon in Brattleboro

In his sermon Sunday evening Bishop Hall admonished his hearers that it was of individual and specific sins that they should repent in Lent. In the list he mentioned the pet self-indulgence of not getting up in the morning, and added, in a sort of aside, “and of not going to bed at night.”

1894 542 Cords of Ice

Frost & White have taken 542 cords of ice from their ponds this winter, 300 cords of which were placed in their own ice houses. A pretty good crop.

1883 Complaint is Loud and With Good Reason

Last week we made some allusion to the bad state of the sidewalks about town. For nearly the whole winter their condition has been scandalously bad and it grows steadily worse. The complaint from all over the village is loud and with good reason.

1883 Good-Looking Military Band

The Brattleboro military band and orchestra, which is to furnish the music of the military ball to-night, comprises some exceedingly good-looking men, if we may trust the frame of well executed photographs made by Wyatt & Phillips, which is on exhibition at Willard’s to-day.

1883 New Shoe and Boot Store

Low prices are promised at the new boot and shoe store to be opened in the Brooks House block next Monday.

1877 Village Meeting Animated and Interesting

There was a large attendance at the special village meeting last Saturday evening, and although it might be difficult to tell just what the meeting amounted to, it would not by any means be safe to infer that because the proceedings were strictly of a negative character, they were not at the same time in the highest degree animated and interesting.

1877 Village Clerk Suggest Writing Down Important Motions

Mr. Davenport, the village clerk, made a good point at the meeting last Saturday evening when he said that he should hereafter insist that all important motions be reduced to writing before they are acted upon.

1877 Poor Year For valentines

The post office clerks report this a poor year for valentines. The young folks are growing sensible.

1872 Line of Stores Complete

Clark & Willard’s occupancy of their new quarters at No. 1 Brooks House completes the line of new stores on Main street; and a better appointed or more attractive set of stores than Brattleboro now boasts, it would be a difficult matter to find in a provincial town like ours.

1856 Leap Year and the Ladies

Leap year is a great institution. Never before, within our recollections, has its merits been so fully tested as during the present year. From all quarters our exchanges come laden with details of balls, rides, and social parties, instituted and carried out by the ladies who have availed themselves of the privileges of leap-year. The charming creatures find it vastly agreeable to have some voice in the selection of their partners, and seem not disposed to waive this privilege.

1849 Iron Horse Arrives In Brattleboro

Tuesday last was a day long to be remembered by the citizens of Brattleboro and its vicinity. On that day, the Iron Horse made his first appearance in our village, and was hailed with delight by a large concourse of people assembled to welcome him; on Tuesday next, he commences his regular visits.

1844 Whigs To For Clay Club

The Whigs of this village are invited to pay especial attention to the call for a meeting on the 22d at Wheeler Hall, for the purpose of forming a Clay Club, and making preparations for the coming Presidential election.

1844 Pure Camphene

Pure Camphene constantly for sale at the lowest prices by Williston & Tyler.

1838 Choir Of Singers To Repeat Concert

At the request of a number of the Citizens of Brattleboro, the Choir of Singers belonging to the Society of the Rev. Chas. Walker will repeat their Concert, given a few weeks since, on the evening of Monday the 26th inst., at the Meeting House of said society. This House will be open for auditors at 1-4 past six o’clock, and the music will commence precisely at 7. Tickets to be had at Col. Chase’s Bar, and at the Bookstore of Mr. J. Steen, or admittance paid at the door.