A Lewiston man who has just returned from a business trip in Rumford Falls, says: “I tell you Rumford Falls is a flourishing place, new buildings are being erected and all kinds of business is booming. No, I will take that back, there is one form of business, the rum business, that isn’t flourishing to any extent. There is not a single open rum shop in the place, and so far as I was able to learn, the town is dry.”

50 Years Ago, 1955

Roy Bros. Inc. of Lewiston, a trucking firm, announced last night plans for construction in Lewiston of a modern warehouse, one of the largest single-story buildings of its type in Maine. The building, estimated to cost $110,000, will be erected on company-acquired land bounded by West Bates, Bridge and Spring streets, according to Robert A. Roy company treasurer.

25 Years Ago, 1980

A crisp clear morning welcomed in May 26, the Monday chosen to celebrate Memorial Day, following a frosty night. A larger than usual number of spectators lined the Farmington streets, from Middle Street and the American Legion Home, all the way north on High Street to Anson Street and south to Main Street. The 1980 parade, sponsored by Roderick-Crosby Post, AL, and lined up by Vice Commander Kenneth Durrell presented two local bands.

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