100 years ago, 1912
What might have resulted in a serious accident took place at about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon when a Stanley Steamer driven by a man from out of town lost its rear left wheel. The auto had just passed over the North Bridge and while rounding the curve near the corner of Lincoln Street, the wheel caught in the car track. The wheel was snapped off clean while the car bounded along the pavements for some distance before it came to a stop. Luckily the driver and a passenger kept their seats and the only damage was the loss of the wheel while the gear box and gears were somewhat twisted up.
50 years ago, 1962
Raymond A. Geiger of Lewiston, president of Geiger Bros. and editor of the Farmers’ Almanac, will be seen today on a network television show. Geiger will appear on "To Tell the Truth," in which panelists attempt to guess which of three men claiming to be a certain person is the right one. Panelists this week are Joan Fontaine, Gene Rayburn, Phyllis Newman and Barry Nelson.
25 years ago, 1987
LPL Plus APL will give the Twin Cities four special Christmas gifts this season, with offerings to delight both children and adults. The first days of LPL’s Christmas celebration begins Dec. 12. Gould and Stearns will perform for children at the Maine Acting Company Performing Arts Center at 113 Lisbon St., Lewiston. The creative duo will perform “Simple Gifts,” a play for the holidays that includes comedy, music, mime and audience participation. Movie buffs will enjoy Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece, “The Magic Flute,” at the Auburn Mall Twin Cinema on Dec. 13. On Dec. 17, the internationally acclaimed Boston Camerata will perform at the United Baptist Church in Lewiston. On Dec. 21, the Penobscot Theatre Co. brings its full-scale production of “A Christmas Carol” to Lewiston Junior High School.