Looking Back on April 10, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

A large number of boats have been engaged for today at Lake Auburn and it is said that every available boat is already engaged for Sunday. The salmon and trout are taking hold well for so early in the season and it is believed by the local fishermen that this season’s catch at Lake Auburn will beat all previous records.

50 years ago, 1960

A group of sign-carrying Bates College students picketed the F. W. Woolworth Co. department store at 28 Lisbon St., Lewiston, Saturday afternoon in a self-described sympathy protest against Southern lunch counter segregation.

The demonstration was part of a nationwide college student demonstration in sympathy with Southern college students to “educate the public on the need for strong civil rights legislation.” The Bates students said there was no local integration problem and that they didn’t represent the college. They planned to resume picketing today.

25 years ago, 1985


Trustees of the Auburn Water District voted unanimously Tuesday to grant two easements allowing Martindale Country Club to tap into the city’s water supply.

The golf club currently pumps water up a steep hill from the Little Androscoggin River in order to irrigate the first nine holes, according to course superintendent Kevin Ross, who said the changeover is part of a five or six-year plan to upgrade irrigation to all 18 holes.