Oscar Martin, the twelve-year-old son of the “mayor of East Auburn,” is much like his father in doing with a will whatever his hands find to do. The boy has just completed sawing twelve cords of wood, which he sawed with his own little saw, which his father purchased for him, after much earnest solicitation on the part of the boy, although Capt. Bob thought the work so difficult that the boy would no more than make a beginning at it. But young Oscar had the wood already, to be split when his father returned from Songo Lake where he had been guiding, and needless to say, there was no prouder boy in town than this young twelve-year-old.

50 Years Ago, 1955

The Davis Cemetary on Sabattus Street, the oldest burial lot in the confines of the city, is being spruced up again in preparation for Memorial Day. The Board of Health and Welfare recently assigned Harold Davis to clean up the old burial grounds. The wet weather has delayed his work schedule, but he is making preparations to plant flowers and otherwise improve the grounds.

One house has been moved on Central Avenue in connection with relocation of that public way from end of the tarred section, near the Jepson Brook, to Montello Street. This is a distance of about one quarter mile.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Fire completely destroyed a portion of Wilton Academy Saturday afternoon, and did considerable smoke and fire damage to the rest of the old building. The rambling building, which was used as a junior high school for the sixth, seventh and eighth graders of Wilton, consisted of a main portion and two annexes built in later years. The Academy had originated as The Old Meeting House for the use of three churches in about 1830, and was converted to a school in 1866-67.


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