Looking Back on January 21

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100 years ago, 1913
(Real Estate Classified advertisement) FOR SALE. The residence of the late Charles Wing, corner of Goff and Court Streets, Auburn, one of the most substantially built set of buildings in the two cities. One of the best locations for a doctor, or any professional man, in the two cities. Three lines of electric cars pass the door, two more lines within 100 yards, and steam car station within two minutes walk. The owners are desirous of selling as quick as possible.

50 years ago, 1963
Auburn Civil Defense Director John W, Jordan said last night he was “very dissatisfied” with the results of Saturday’s air raid warning test in Auburn and that a survey and changes are planned. Jordan said Auburn’s four CD warning horns are all located in the urban sections of the city and do not give adequate warning to the city’s wide rural area. The horns are located at the City Building, on Grandview Avenue, at the Stevens Mills School and at Pulsifer Field. To make up the difference for adequate in-town warning, Jordan said a large World War II type siren which was never used will probably be put into use. This horn, which is said has a claimed hearing radius of 20 miles, would be installed on Goff Hill at the city reservoir.

25 years ago, 1988
Economic development representatives are gearing up to make their pitch to a federal agency that will determine whether to supply $1.4 million for a major runway extension at the municipal airport. A developer who plans a $2-million air freight facility to serve jet cargo carriers says he’s optimistic the extension will go through.

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