Looking Back on February 19

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100 years ago, 1914
Freeman B. Taylor, chief of police, Auburn, altho not seriously injured, is suffering considerably from a fall, Thursday. As Chief Taylor was entering the Perryville Cash Market he slipped on the snow which was packed down about the door as snowy feet had trodden it down. In falling he struck on his left side coming in contact with a molasses jug and crushing it. At first it was feared that he had suffered internal Injuries and medical aid was immediately summoned. A careful examination showed that only a shaking up and it few bruises resulted.

50 years ago, 1964
The Auburn Police Benefit Association has purchased a portable television set which will be loaned to hospitalized members. In the past, the association rented TV sets for members who were hospitalized. This week, the association purchased a new portable TV set, which will be made available to hospitalized association members and members of their families. The set has a remote control unit.

25 years ago, 1989
A lease between the city and the Auburn Suburban Little League over the development of new ball fields will be considered Tuesday by the City Council and is slated for action by the ball group later in the week. The 25-year lease, which would give most of the control of 20 acres of land off Garfield Road to the baseball association, obligates the city to contribute $120,000 for constructing the new fields. The fields — three will be constructed initially — will replace the league’s traditional home on land off Lewiston Junction Road, which has become surrounded by the highly developed Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airpark. The league’s fields are slated for a $5 million freight distribution center that has been proposed by United Parcel Service. The city has been negotiating for more than a year with the Army National Guard to arrange a land swap to find the organization a new home.

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