Looking Back on February 21

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100 years ago, 1918

County Agent Harold J. Shaw, who has now moved to Auburn where an office will be found for him, is making plans for much work among the farmers the coming season. Among the important things under his consideration at present is the use of farm account books which are being gotten out by the Extension Department for the benefit of the farmers. In them, accounts are to be kept of the various departments of the farm including the dairy. “The construction of silos is another important thing to be considered,” said Mr. Shaw, “owing to the feed conditions.”

50 years ago, 1968

Auburn Mayor Clyde E. Goudey has received a postcard from Auburn’s two representatives in the Winter Olympics at Grenoble, France. The mayor received the card from John Bower and Thomas Upham when he came to the council meeting Monday night. Earlier the mayor had wired the two skiers the well wishes of the city. The card to the mayor read: “Our thanks to you and the citizens of Auburn for your warm support of our efforts in the Winter Olympic games. It has been a privilege for us to be a part of this great event.”

25 years ago, 1993

It was moving day Thursday for six Oxford County families who received keys to their new homes built under the Oxford Hills Self-Help Housing program. Each residence passed inspection this week. The Oxford Hills Self-Help Housing project was resurrected in 1992 after a 20-year hiatus in this state. The project is open to low-income, first-homeowner families who agree to help build portions of all six houses included in the project sponsored by Community Concepts and funded by mortgages obtained through the Farmers Home Administration.

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The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be corrected.

 
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