Looking Back on September 5


100 years ago, 1917
Much comment is heard in Auburn, especially by the traffic officers who are on duty at Court and Main streets, in regard to the flag on Goff Block. This is one of the most conspicuous corners in the city being across from the Auburn trolley waiting room and in the heart of the business section but the flag is completely worn out. It hangs in several sections and the colors are nearly washed out.

50 years ago, 1967
Nearly one hundred nursing students have arrived in Lewiston to begin three-year courses of study at the two local hospitals’ schools of nursing. Sixty-one students are enrolled in the Central Maine General Hospital school and 36 students comprise the Class of 1970 at St. Mary’s.

25 years ago, 1992
The International Order of Odd Fellows will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday for a $2.2 million addition to their residential boarding home on Fairview Ave., Auburn. Arthur Bennett, executive director of Odd Fellows Home of Maine, said the addition will be used for a nursing home that will have beds and resources to care for as many as 26 people. He said construction is scheduled to start in about three weeks and is expected to be complete by May 1993. It has been three years since the Odd Fellows started planning for the project. Bennett said the idea “sprouted three years ago when some former members became concerned about residents in the existing residential care facility moving on and needing nursing care.”

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