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  • Arcadia — A century

  • One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.

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  • 100 Years Ago
    July 24, 1913
    * Newark's majestic maple trees were being ravaged by a boring insect.
    * Ad - White Pine & Tar - For Coughs and Colds - 25 Cents a Bottle - Kelley's Drug Store.
    * Mr. Halligan (sic.) of the Canastota Couch Co. had rented the Eggleston house at 33 East Avenue. Avenue.
    * A complaint was lodged concerning the barn at the Allerton farm being used as lodging for Italians.
    * It was announced that the F.W. Woolworth Co. would open a 5 & 10 cent store in Newark. Local shops were protesting that the cut rate store would put them out of business.
    * For Sale - Two horses, one REO motor car, one cutter, two bob sleds, one delivery wagon - E.W. Doane.  
    75 Years Ago
    July 28, 1938
    * A spectacular fire razed the Cottage Hotel in Sodus Point.
    * History repeated itself as Newark experienced a housing boom. Home building was on the rise again after the depression.
    * At Sodus Bay, the Robin fleet battled with the Owasco Skippers, winning 83-22.
    * Playing at the air-conditioned Capitol Theater, was "Tropic Holiday", starring Bob Burns and Martha Raye.
    50 Years Ago
    July 25, 1963
    * The Newark Jay Cees were preparing for a membership drive according to Lyle Burnham, President, and the Newark Grange held their annual picnic in Perkins Park.
    * Ad - Look at What 39 Cents Will Buy - Hamburg, Smoked Hams, Chicken, Chuck Steak, Franks, Spare Ribs - all 39 Cents a Pound - Loblaws Super Market, 125 West Miller St., No Tipping - Carryout Service is Free.
    * Cheryl Adamy, Newark's AFS student, wrote home from Istanbul Turkey.
    * Ad - Fiat 1100D - 4 Door Sedan - $1,616 Delivered - Scofield & Son, 226 East Union St.  
    25 Years Ago
    July 29 , 1988
    * Seneca Foods on Hoffman Street, responded to neighbors concerns about noise and odor coming from the plant.
    * At Newark Country Club, Dick DePauw and Bob DeJohn shot 123 in best ball play for 36 holes to win the Rose City Classic.
    * Local residents were excited about the possibility of a Ponderosa Restaurant locating in Newark.
    * In Palmyra, a single engine Cessna plane crashed after takeoff killing one and injuring another.
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