Looking Back on Feb. 20, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week will be the biggest days of this year’s racing under the auspices of the Lewiston and Auburn Driving Association. The executive committee which is in charge of the races, has arranged the horses so they will be as evenly matched as possible, and when the starter’s pistol is fired Tuesday, horse lovers will see some of the fastest of the season’s sport.

50 years ago, 1960

Yesterday’s storm was too much even for the hardy pigeons, and one of them picked the perfect shelter after weathering the storm just about as long as it could.

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A customer walked into The Tropics, a pet shop at 76 Court St., Auburn, and trotting in behind the customer was a half-frozen, snow-covered pigeon.

Mrs. Christine Gallagher, shop proprietor, fed the bird some bread and allowed it to thaw out. Now the pigeon has found a home and does not want to leave. Last night Mrs. Gallagher was trying to figure out what to do with her new feathered friend.

25 years ago, 1985

A new police station from the ground up. That’s what the Lewiston City Council voted for Tuesday night when it was asked whether to build a new facility or renovate the Coca Cola building on Park Street.

At the recommendation of the Police Station Building Committee and architect John Weinrich, the City Council voted to tear down the Coke building and build an entirely new $1.4 million facility on its site.

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