•50 Years Ago - May, 1959•

Reading the want ads

Real estate entrepreneur Mark Bruce has listed 80 acres in Thurman with a brook and road frontage for $1,500. He also has for sale 90 acres, two miles south of Bakers Mills, with a large barn and a small farm house in need of repair for $2,800. On his car lot is a 1959 Richardson house trailer, 8 foot wide, which he will finance up to five years. Call 8221.

(Note: Up through the early 1980s, you could reach others in Warrensburg by only dialing four numbers, and until 1990 or so, every number outside Warrensburg was a long-distance call with a costly charge.)

In North Warrensburg, Merv Hadden has several good used cars on his lot for $75 and upward. Call 6361.

E.W. Bentley of Glens Falls placed an ad looking to hire a housekeeper, not over 40 years old, who can drive a car and likes horse racing.

Spring weddings held in region

Carol Colegrove, daughter of Letha Horsfall of Bolton Landing, became the bride of Gerald Leroy Twiss, son of Walter Twiss of Warrensburg, on April 18, 1959 at the First Baptist Church of Bolton Landing.

Betty Larmon, daughter of Mrs. J. Larmon of Yonkers and Delmar Mattison, son of Ernest Mattison of Warrensburg, were married May 2, 1959 in Yonkers by the Rev. Richard J. Scoog. The happy couple left on a wedding trip to Atlantic City. They will reside in Warrensburg.

Area night life and good food

Jimmy Miller & His Saddlemates are back for the eighth consecutive year to play for dancing and entertainment at the charming, rustic Northwoods Inn of Thurman. Jack and Hilde Drexel are hosts. There is square dancing every Saturday night at Arehart's Hotel, Stony Creek. (Now the Stony Creek Inn.) The music is by Lou's Trio.

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