100 years ago, 1912
Lewiston Democrats wore anxious faces Tuesday and predicted a light vote in the city. The anxious faces were due to the fact that a large number of Democrats staying away from the polls and a number of men who had been active workers in former years were paying strict attention to their business and were “letting George” run things at the polls. In Ward One, Two and Seven the Bull Moose were particularly active and were predicting a big vote for Roosevelt in Democratic Lewiston. As for the Taft supporters, they were not much in evidence, though occasionally a man known to be favorable to the president’s re-election walked up to the polls. Although the city will undoubtedly go for Wilson, the Democratic majority will be reduced materially.
50 years ago, 1962
A middle-aged farmer was hospitalized and his horse suffered broken legs when the horse-drawn wagon in which the man was riding was in collision with a truck in Turner early Monday afternoon. The animal was disposed of shortly after the mishap as a result of multiple fractures. Arthur Morris, 67, of the North Parish Road, was taken to the CMG Hospital, Lewiston, suffering from a broken vertebra. The accident occurred as Morris was making a left turn to the driveway of his farm home.
25 years ago, 1987
It was one of those things that election workers dread. An Old Hotel Road man reported to his polling place in Auburn today only to find his name missing from the rolls. He checked the Board of Registration Office and found his name had been removed because he was “deceased.” A further check revealed that a man by the identical name had died a few months ago and, as a result, the name was removed from the rolls. While the two had different addresses, they had even the same middle initials.