The daintiest and prettiest and cutest garments possible may now be seen in many of our local stores for the little tots, garments which fond mammas speak of as “dreams” and which they are determined to purchase for their little ones “on sight.” The little Russian strap dress is said to be taking like hot-cakes in the two cities as it is not only practical, simple and easily laundered but is really pretty and comfortable for the girl, who when clad in one of these dresses looks like a real child, not like a miniature woman. The dresses are made of white pique, ecru or blue linen, duck etc. They are made with the long-waisted effect and have three piped straps both back and front. The finishing touches are given by the belt and the buttons which decorate each strap.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Auburn City Manager Bernal B. Allen said he has no knowledge of plans of the Maine Forestry Department to spray in the Auburn area for gypsy moth control but he plans to check. The Forestry Department announced that airplanes used in the spraying operation have moved to the Lewiston-Auburn Municipal airport after completing spraying in Portland, Falmouth, Westbrook and Windham areas. Some more work remains in Gray, Raymond and Casco areas. Allen said he was in touch with the Forestry Department relative to funds for spraying in the Auburn area but had been informed no funds were available. He said the airplane spraying apparently is an operation taken over by the Forestry Department under its own supervision.

25 Years ago, 1979

It all started way back in ‘54 – that’s 1854, 125 years ago – at Union Hall in Danville, Auburn by today’s map. During the mid 1850’s they moved to “Lisbon Small Hall” on Lisbon Street in Lewiston. It wasn’t until 1859 that the Trinity Episcopal parish built its first church that stood on the corner of Park and Ash streets where the Lewiston Post Office is now located. On June 21 of this year, it will be exactly 100 years ago that the Right Rev. Henry Adams Neely, D.D., the second Episcopal bishop of Maine, laid the corner stone of the current Trinity Episcopal Church located at Spruce and Bates streets.

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