Essex Locals: What Was Happening on July 9th in Years Past


115 Years Ago – 1906

Business was suspended in this town on the Fourth.  Bells were rung at sunrise, noon and sunset;  flags were flying in all parts of the town.  No public celebration was on the program.  Fireworks were set off in various part of the town.  There was a large number from out of town at home.

90 Years Ago – 1931

Quite a bit of marsh ditching has been done by the Mosquito Control commission and it is hoped that it will aid materially in reducing the nuisance.