100 years ago, 1913
Vegetables are bringing a good price in Lewiston and Auburn markets. As is usual at this time of the year, vegetables are higher in price. Parsnips and squash head the list at three cents wholesale. Beets, turnips, cabbage and carrots are two cents a pound. Onions are $1 for 90 pounds. Potatoes are firm at 50 cents a bushel. Some lots may be bought lower than that, but the retailers are “shying off” these cheap ones for they are rotting badly. Apples are bringing $1.25 and $1.50 a barrel. It must be known however that this price is not for the good fruit. There are very few real good eating apples in the markets in Lewiston and Auburn.
50 years ago, 1963
The Danville volunteer fire company now is in business with a tank truck of its own and a fine new station. Tank One, which has been filling in at Goff Hill, was moved yesterday to the new Danville station where it will be manned by the volunteers in charge of Capt. Robinson I. Whitney. He is an English teacher at Edward Little High School and resides in Danville. Work on the new station, done by volunteers, has been completed. Tank One was moved into the heated quarters and is ready to respond to calls in that area, said Auburn Fire Chief J. Coleman Miller.
25 years ago, 1988
They aren’t round. They’re triangular. They don’t have a hole, just a depression. They aren’t deep-fried; they’re baked. Still, they’re doughnuts, just like they were made a half-century ago. The Brown Bobby Greaseless Doughnut machine was demonstrated for Russell Park manor residents by Jackie O’Donnell of Auburn. “It works just like a waffle iron,” she said. Dollie Simmons, director of activities, said, “We usually cook doughnuts a couple times during the winter season, so we thought it would be a good idea if Jackie brought in the antique doughnut machine.”