Troy Quiz

TROY QUIZ RESPONSE

From the Issue: 
April 2011
Good morning, Arthur. Nice day in TN?

1. Andrew Crown:  My wife, Faith Lang, and I both remember Andrew as he proudly marched in Memorial (Decoration) Day parades in his WWl army uniform.  I believe that he lived on North Main but what house I do not know.

2. Ruth Platts and her husband, Doctor Platts lived in the house on the eastern side of what was the IGA store.  Dr. Platts would knit, for relaxation, while Faith played the piano for him.  Faith would later play cards with Mrs. McIntier(sp?) whom Faith believed was Mrs. Platts' mother. But neither of us remembers Mrs Platts' car.

3. Harold Mitchell, a relative of Faith's father, Frank Lang (not Ginn! !) I believe delivered groceries on Wednesday and Saturday.  When I worked for Joe Legrenade in 1945, that was a common schedule among the stores in town.  "Marzo" Descoteau did the same for the IGA.

FEBRUARY QUIZ RESULTS

From the Issue: 
March 2011
Celia Harkins (Bank North) was the first to submit the right answer on the A & P question: "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company is the full name of A&P store."
Debbie Acosta also showed her knowledge of Troy as did Sandra Denault. 

ANSWER TO MARCH QUIZ

From the Issue: 
April 2010
When did Prario's Store burn??? January 1947.  It moved to the corner of High Street and Central Square facing the Troy Common.  (Formerly known as the Red Shed, now Chandler’s).  No one answered.

FEBRUARY TROY QUIZ

From the Issue: 
March 2010
I have not received any answers to my "three events at 7 PM."  Maybe it was a dumb question or no one understood it.  The answers are: 1. The clock strikes 7PM,  2. The Fire Department horn/whistle made a test signal at 7PM,  3.  The Angeles was rung at 7PM by the Catholic Church.  They were not always not synchronized; they might be spread over three or four minutes, leaving one to say, "7PM in Troy lasted three or four minutes."

MARCH TROY QUIZ

From the Issue: 
March 2010
1. What year did Prario's Store burn down?  The  store in question was located next to the High Street RR bridge.  Looking up High St., the store would have been on the right. There is a building there now, rebuilt after the fire.  That building was not used as a store for Mr. Prario again.

2.Where did he relocate his store?
The days after the fire a controversy arouse.  The night milk train to Boston arrived on the scene (The tracks were right next the store)  The train stopped and kept blowing its whistle until the fireman arrived.  And, Lynwood Congdon and his wife lived in an apartment at the top of the hill on Prospect St, next to the old school house, just above the area near the store was.  At that time Mrs. Merryfield owned the Prospect St. house with the apartment.  Lynwood had two dogs in the apartment that night.  The dogs woke him, he saw the fire and called the Fire Dept.

TROY QUIZ

From the Issue: 
February 2010
At 7 PM, in Troy, three events occur within 2 or 3 minutes of 7 PM, 365 days a year.  I don't know about now, I am thinking of prior to 1960. These 3 events have occurred for 50 or more years.  What were the three events???
Arthur McKew can be reached at - kewart2643@aol.com

TROY QUIZ RESPONSE

From the Issue: 
February 2010
The pond I visited with Raymond Frazier ---

There was a pond and there was a dam and it was located off Richmond Road.  George Dubina reported he visited the pond on one or two occasions and you had to be brave to handle the road to pond.  George Maattala reported the pond was used  to hold back water for the power house at Troy Mills.  It was called the West Hill Reservoir.  Prior to the closing of Troy Mills the dam was breached by a local contractor at the request of the State.  Maattala reported the pond road is located next to his property. The pond now is a meadow with a small brook running through it.  The meadow and water rights is now part of the property owned by CJ and Sybil Hall.  Tom Kivela also reported that the pond drained into Anderson Pond near Brook Street after running through Nestors pond/dam which also provided water for the steam engines, at the depot, of the B & M Railroad.  I decline to say who went  skinny dipping in Nesters pond.  Thanks George Dubina, George Maattala  and Tom Kivela.

QUIZ FOR JANUARY

From the Issue: 
January 2010
Where was the Elmwood?  What was the Elmwood?
Send along your answers to Art McKew at kewart2643@aol.com
Happy 2010 to all of you at TROY TOWN NEWS

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