History from the 166 years of the Stanstead Journal
100 Years Ago, May 21, 1914
75 Years Ago, May 11, 1939
NEW TELEPHONE POLES The noise caused by the vibration of so many wires on the new telephone poles at Stanstead Plain in the night when the wind is blowing, is something terrible, and makes the walk hideous. For several days some of the wires of the Bell Telephone Company in this place have been crossed or otherwise disarranged rendering the instruments almost useless, The JOURNAL office is among the unfortunate. PLANS FOR NEW BULDING ROCK ISLAND Mr. John A. McGregor of Athol, Mass., President of the Union Twist Drill Co., spent Wednesday in town with Architect Charles Chamberlain of Worcester, Mass., who has made plans for the proposed new building at Rock Island. Stakes were set for the foundations yesterday. A strong strata of gravel was found at a depth of about 30 inches below the surface of the ground on which the building will be placed. This will save the company a good deal of money as the building will be a very heavy one and needs strong footings.