A Look Back: May 27


For the Gazette

Published: 05-28-2023 9:17 PM

200 Years Ago

■Tourists! On Thursday last, four students belonging to Yale College, arrived in Northampton from Charlestown, N.H., in a small boat. At Charlestown they had procured a boat which they navigated to this place, visiting on their way the most important towns on the river. After exploring the much-frequented mine in Southampton, and viewing the unrivalled prospect presented from the summit of Mt. Holyoke, they pursued their course down the river.

■The exhibition of horses under the direction of the executive committee of the Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden agricultural society took place at Springfield on Wednesday last. The day was fine, and a large collection of members of the society, and others, were highly gratified with the number, beauty and value of the horses exhibited.

100 Years Ago

■The Academy of Music will provide for next week a special holiday motion picture bill, appropriate with two excellent features, “Skin Deep” and “Bell Boy No. 13.” Milton Sills, who plays the part of the clever crook in “Skin Deep,” is one of the screen’s greatest players of crook parts.

■The public hearing on the question of a new city hall or repairing the present building, which is to be given at city hall on Thursday evening, promises to be an interesting affair. A large number of prominent citizens are planning to attend and give their view on the matters to be considered.

50 Years Ago

■The Rev. Richard P. Unsworth, Smith College chaplain and professor of religion, was named president of the National Association of College and University Chaplains at its annual conference held last month in Austin, Texas.

■Twenty-two trouble-shooting teams of auto mechanic students raced the clock Saturday at Smith’s Vocational School to find malfunctions placed in the ignition, fuel and electrical systems of 22 Plymouths as part of the regional Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest. The team from Apponequet Regional Vocational High School placed first at 26 minutes.