Essex Locals | May 26



115 Years Ago – 1908

The work of the local superintendent of the gypsy and tall brown moth suppression, Otis O. Story, is appreciated by state superintendent Kirkland as seen by the third annual report just issued.

90 Years Ago – 1933

A very unusual accident was reported at the Gaybrook garage last week.  A passing motorist had called there to have his gas tank filled and started before the hose had been removed, ripping the tank from its fastenings causing a short circuit and explosion of gasoline setting it afire and leaving a burning trail of gas behind and setting the car on fire.  The fire department was called but the blaze was put out before the arrival of the department, with small damage.

bridge river ocean, state superintendent, gas tank, otis o. story, gaybrook garage, kirkland