100 years ago, 1914
No one was injured and little damage was done, but an eye witness says it was one of the most spectacular accidents he ever saw. Leonard Shonfeld was driving down Minot avenue, Auburn, toward the business section of the city. Mrs. Shonfeld was riding with him. As they were about to go down over the rise just before reaching the junction of Minot and First avenues, the Auburn Heights trolley came in sight. Shonfeld says that he put on his emergency brakes and that the rigging broke. He drove the truck onto the sidewalk in front of Vickery’s store. The car hit the truck quartering and carried it along a ways. A light of the auto truck was damaged.
50 years ago, 1964
With the Halloween season rapidly approaching, local youngsters are presently focusing their attentions on ghosts and goblins. Several area youngsters, in preparation for the day, have put time and effort into the construction of decoration for the occasion. One of these creations may be seen at 34 Sylvan Ave., Lewiston. where a “pumpkin man,” garbed in dad’s old work clothes, is enjoying the crisp fall air, while picking fallen leaves from the ground The creation is that of Michelle, 3, Jeannine, 13, and Connie, 14, Pelletier, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pelletier.
25 years ago, 1989
Teachers and students are pulling out the stops for Monday’s naming of the Gov. James B. Longley Elementary School in Lewiston, an event expected to attract several hundred people, including the late politician’s supporters. The school’s 300 students voted in May to honor Longley, the Lewiston native who rose to political power in 1974 as Maine’s second independent governor.
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