June 25 – Middletown 366

1859

Nathaniel Ray Greene

Nathaniel Ray Greene, the last surviving son of Major General Greene, of the Revolution, died at his residence at Middletown, Conn., last Saturday, aged 79 years.

From The Tiffin Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio), Friday, July 1, 1859.

1927

Sacrilegious Traffic Signs Removed When Ministers Protest

(By United Press.)

GreekcrossMiddletown, Conn., June 25.–Edward R. Dunn of the police department conceived the novel idea of painting Greek crosses on curbstones at points where pedestrians were supposed to cross the street.

Clergymen protested the practice was sacrilegious and police Chief Charles A. Anderson ordered the signs removed. In their place was painted the word “cross.”

From The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois), Saturday, June 25, 1927.

 

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