The Taxman Cometh

A newspaper clipping announcing a special Bridge tax for New Hartford in 1909 inadvertently recorded important meeting point’s in town as well:

“The Collector will be at Jones’ Blacksmith Shop in Bakersville on Saturday, Jan. 7th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.; at the church in Nepaug from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the same day; at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Building on Friday, Jan. 13th, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.; at Haddad’s store in Pine Meadow on Saturday, Jan. 14th from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and at his home in Loveland House on Main Street, New Hartford Village, each evening from 7 to 9 o’clock during the month of January to receive taxes.”

We go to the taxman these days (or send our taxes to them); at that time the taxman did, indeed, come to us.

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