Essex Locals |July 14


115 Years Ago – 1908

The worst rainstorm of the season broke over this town on Thursday afternoon about 4 p.m.  The thunder was terrific and the lightning incessant.  The rain poured in torrents, washing the roads badly.  Lightning struck the barn of Washington Burnham, also, the flagstaff on the north end schoolhouse.

90 Years Ago – 1933

Markers are being placed around town indicating points of interest in connection with the founding of the Congregational Church in Essex which will celebrate its 250th anniversary in August.

essex which will celebrate its 250th anniversary, barn of washington burnham, congregational church