Looking Back on May 17, 2011

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100 years ago,1911

A narrow wooden block three stories high at 176 Lincoln St., Lewiston, practically collapsed, broke away from the ell and toppled over into the cross canal at about 10 a.m. yesterday. It also crashed into the wooden building on the opposite side of the canal and nearly pushed the structure of its underpinning. There was no fire and no one was injured.

50 years ago, 1961

What has been billed as an old-fashioned circus parade is scheduled to get under way at 4:45 p.m. today from Lewiston City Park and go through the business section of Lewiston and Auburn to The Fantastic Fair parking lot in Auburn.

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The Shrine Circus takes place on Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings at the Lewiston Memorial Armory.

Many of the circus performers and animals were already in Lewiston last night, but three elephants were stranded for a time at Walcott, Vt. A spokesman said the animals would arrive in time to participate in today’s parade.

25 years ago, 1986

If you’re looking for something to put in your home, on your home, under your home, around your home — or even a home itself — it’s probably on display at the Lewiston Home Show, under way now through Sunday at the Lewiston Armory.

Products and services from fiberglass steps to insurance in case someone falls down them, as well as spas and sunspaces, windows and weedwhackers and much more, are on display at the show.

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