Looking Back on April 1, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

In the presence of a tremendous crowd on Haymarket Square yesterday noon, Maximux, the strong man appearing at Music Hall, held a back 38 horse power Cadillac owned by Arthur Nelke. Maximus was also going to lay down in the road and allow the machine, heavily loaded with passengers, to run over him but owing to the big crowd a police officer would not allow this to be done for fear of accidents.

50 years ago, 1960

Parking meter revenue for the 1959-60 fiscal year totaled $59,776, Lewiston City Treasurer-Tax Collector Adrien O. Anctil announced Thursday. The parking meter books were closed and the funds are being transferred to the general budget fund, he explained.

25 years ago, 1985

A permit for an underground passageway connecting St. Mary’s Hospital and the former Marcotte Nursing Home and 128 new congregate housing units in the home boosted the value of building permits in Lewiston over the $3.7-million mark in February.

Maison Marcotte Associates of 100 Campus Ave. took out a permit for $3,116,000 to install the underground tunnel, a skylight, doctor suites, 128 units of congregate housing and a cafeteria.