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Turning Back The Pages 4-17-10

A varied program is planned for mid-August 1910, which will include water and land sports, with a field day.

The changing times

The old homestead residence of Lewis Thomson, corner of Main and Second streets, is being moved by W.F. Woodward on to a lot on Thomson Ave., Warrensburgh.

(Note: Ben Emerson, his wife, Polly and their son, Albert, 8, came from New Hampshire in 1837 to Warrensburgh. They had a home and store on the lawn of what is now the Cornerstone Victorian bed and breakfast on the corner of Main and Second streets. Lewis Thomson and his family later lived in the house until his big new mansion, in later years called the Rice Guest House, was completed in 1906. In 1910 Thomson had both buildings moved to a new street on the back of his property which he named Pearl St. after his daughter. He later changed the name to Thomson St. in honor of Lewis Thomson Rice, his grandson who died in 1983.

The Ben Emerson store is today on the corner and was once the home of the late Pat Bisbee. The Emerson home is two houses north and was once the home of the late Ken Sprague.)

A note of wisdom

If every individual in Warrensburgh cleans up his own premises and respects his neighbor's rights, avoiding all ill feeling, this will vastly improve the appearance of our streets and yards. With a little effort on the part of each one, Warrensburgh will become a garden spot.

(Note...I have always believed that good neighbors are more valuable than gold and to have good neighbors, you must be one yourself. Neighbors will come to your aid in case of hardship - not the government - and your neighbors and fellow townspeople are the ones who deserve your love and respect which will be returned to you tenfold.)

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