Looking Back on February 7

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100 years ago, 1914
Lewiston and Auburn automobile dealers will meet at the sales room of the Darling Company, Turner street, Auburn, for the purpose of discussing the plans of the proposed automobile show which will he held in the Park street section of the Lewiston Journal building within a few weeks. At this show the 1914 model automobiles will be exhibited by each of the local dealers and it is planned to invite dealers from other cities to participate in the exhibition. Every dealer in Lewiston and Auburn has welcomed the plan and altho nothing definite has been arranged, as yet, it is not doubted that such an exhibition will be in every way successful.

50 years ago, 1964
“I’m all alone with the baby,” the small voice told the operator. It wasn’t just once or twice. The calls came in to the operator at the New England Tel. and Tel. Co. in Lewiston continually, and the operator heard a baby crying in the background. She traced the call and notified Auburn police. Officer William Corey and Normand O. Bolduc raced to the address given to them by the operator, not knowing what to expect. They found everything normal. The mother of the children, one a three-year-old and the other an infant, was at home. All appeared normal. Then the story unraveled. Mother went out to the front steps to clear the snow away and the three-year-old decided she was going to tell the world, or at least one operator, that she was taking care of the baby.

25 years ago, 1989
The Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theater Corp will present “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder in a readers theater program scheduled for Saturday at the Performing Arts Center in Auburn. The program is free and open to the public. The cast includes Lee Griswold, Eileen Rosenberg, Mary Glen Rosenberg, Jason Grant, Barbara Freeley, Pat Melaragno, Chip Morrison, Rob Crosby, Tom Beaulieu, Liz Feeley, Robynn Goode and Greg Quimby. The popular Broadway show “Hello Dolly” is based on the four-act Wilder comedy.

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