Looking Back on April 5, 2010


100 years ago, 1910

A fine program is being arranged by Thorne’s Corner grange for the first annual fair which will be held in the new grange hall April 27, 28 and 29th. A supper and entertainment for the first evening and a trades carnival and military drill is being planned for the second night. On the closing night an auction sale and dance will be held.

50 years ago, 1960

A lobby of the Manufacturers National Bank looked like the concourse of New York’s Grand Central Station yesterday as more than 4,000 Twin City residents came to view the newly un veiled murals at the bank. 

The murals, depicting the Androscoggin River Falls at Lewiston-Auburn in the 1600’s and a home scene in colonial times, were placed on the walls of the bank over the weekend by the artist, Dean Cornwell of New York City, and went on display for the first time yesterday.

25 years ago, 1985

A Lewiston printery may move out of the city after the Board of Appeals rejected a request to allow Tufts Brothers Printers of 150 Summer St. to build a new 20,000-square-foot building next to its current site.

The Appeals Board narrowly rejected Tufts’ request by a 4-1 vote Wednesday. To take action, five affirmative votes must be cast.

After the meeting, Tufts owner Guy Hartnett said he would begin looking for another site, “probably outside of Lewiston.”