The trustees of the Maine State Agricultural Society herewith present a report of the result of the Maine State Fair for 1903, the 42d in the history of the society.

This showing marks a specific epoch in the history of a fair which has become a part and parcel of the industrial, commercial and social life, as an annual event, of the grand old State of Maine, as well as the annual pride of Lewiston and Auburn.

The management wishes to thank the Lewiston city government for the special effort which it made to aid financially and otherwise in making this fair a marked success after black days of discouragement and adversity.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Many Lewiston Public Works Department employees took home more pay last week than that paid their superiors or any other city employee holding important offices.

The fat pay checks – one worker received $194.25 – were due to overtime hours on snow removal work. The work force of the PWD is somewhat below the size of other years. Therefore, some of the workers, particularly machine operators, were required to work 30 or more overtime hours during the week.

25 Years ago, 1979

Landscaping firms hired by the city of Auburn have recommended the installation of brick sidewalks, among other things, to maintain an 1800’s aura in the downtown area.

Architects from three firms involved in planning the expenditure of nearly $1.5 million in anticipated federal funds elaborated on designs, at a meeting of the Downtown Advisory Committee in Auburn Thursday night.

Sidewalks in Auburn were brick originally, Shepard Williams, of Pollock, Walker and Williams, of Boston, said. And although some cities have had problems with brick, Williams and other designers vouched for their quality.

The report would not be complete without specially thanking the police department and City Marshal Henry A. Wing for their tireless and eminently successful work in maintaining perfect order especially when the grounds were thronged with so vast a multitude of people as came to the fair on Thursday, Sept. 3, 1903.


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