Looking Back on September 28


100 years ago, 1917
Three perfect days have brought to Farmington the greatest crowd it ever had at a fair, and the best fair in the history of the Franklin County Agricultural Society has sent everyone home delighted. There were fully 35,000 people on the grounds Wednesday and nearly as many Thursday. Wednesday at noon 2,200 cars were parked on the grounds, several hundred cars came in later, and fully 1,000 cars were parked outside. Of these cars there were said to be 60 from Lewiston, and there were cars from Boston, Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Gardiner, Waterville and many other distant points.

50 years ago, 1967
Wide sections of Auburn and Lewiston and a part of Greene were without electric power for almost two hours late Wednesday afternoon, all as the result of the curiosity of a squirrel. Roland S. Rand, Central Maine Power Co. district manager, said a squirrel caused a short circuit in equipment in a sub-station at Deer Rips and this produced the blackout.

25 years ago, 1992
Hebron’s 200th birthday celebration began here Saturday with a Grand Parade of marching music, old machines and much merriment. The streets around Hebron Village were lined with people, animals and vehicles as the Hebron Bicentennial kicked off with the procession. Riding in antique carriages and autos, and on foot, horseback, snowmobiles and fire engines, the colorful parade participants adorned the town’s center. Two charter members of the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, Robert Clough and Lester Williams, rode in the parade. They were joined by 4-H club members, scouts, snowmobilers, the Kora Temple Funsters, Maine National Guard Color Guard, and others.

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