Jackies have a 'dandy time' in Knowlton's hall

Jul 08, 2020

July 11, 1878

The fearful amount of discomfort which can proceed from a small boy and a tin trumpet was fully realized last Thursday.

Through the efforts of John Carle, a subscription sufficient to start a watering cart has been raised by our citizens. Durham & Hall have built a new tub, water tank. We and the streets are to be sprinkled.

July 9, 1891

There are about 80,000 dozens of eggs in coolers in Belfast. Egg buyers say they have stopped buying on account of the high price. They have been obliged to pay on an average two and a half cents per dozen more than last year. The egg producer has had the benefit of the rise.

One of the most pleasantest places in Belfast is on the high bank overlooking the harbor just below the Boston steamers’ wharf in the rear of Bay View street. Many people visit the spot during the summer. Every day Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Harris spend hours there. Mr. Harris is delighted with the spot.

July 11, 1912

An automobile visitor to Belfast, whose machine has registered six thousand miles since May 1, chiefly over the roads of Maine, has pronounced the stretch of road from Belfast via Citypoint to Waldo Station, returning via Evans Corner and the Head of the Tide, to be as smooth as any he has found in the State.

A social dance was held Wednesday night, July 3rd, in Knowlton’s hall and 80 couples attended. Forty or more sailors from the battleship Utah, accompanied by an officer, were present. About 8 o’clock the Jackies “had the floor,” held it until 11.30, and reported a “dandy time.” Keyes’ orchestra furnished music and a very pleasant evening was passed.

July 9, 1931

The exterior of the addition to the Belfast Free Library, made possible by the will of the late Miss Maud Gammans of this city, will be practically completed this week. The walls are of the same granite as the main building and the trimmings in the same style. The slate roofing was finished last Friday and the windows will be in the last of this week.

It is now apparent that the addition will conform very gracefully with the original structure and leave plenty of space for an attractive lawn on the Miller street side.

It is easy to visualize the beauty of the interior in added space and in the furnishings Miss Gammans had collected in her extensive travels and saved for the home on Church street.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.

 

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