Throughout the rural sections of our state, which is renowned for its rich agricultural products, are found may original homesteads. Legacies, which have been handed down from family to family, now in the possession of some descendant of the early days, whose name for a generation has been closely linked with the soil over which his feet had wandered.

Such is the case with the True Farm at Mechanic Falls, now owned by Frank D. True, son of the late Daniel W. True. He is a member of D.W. True & Co., wholesale grocers in Portland. Although a very busy man, he still retains the home of his boyhood and with pardonable pride takes a great deal of interest in it. He spends summer months with his family at the farm his grandfather Jabez True cleared from the wilderness.

50 years ago, 1958

• Russell H. Costello, general manager of the Lewiston Sun-Journal, was elected president of the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce at a meeting of the new board of directors at the DeWitt Hotel.

• The almost never ending storm, which continued through its second day of snow yesterday, increased in intensity last night to put a thick coating on city streets and force municipal snow plows into action.

AUGUSTA – Salmon, brook trout and togue, or lake trout, become legal prey for ice fishermen Saturday, the Maine Fish & Game Dept. said today. Fishing through the ice for pickerel and other warm water fish got under way as soon as the ice was thick enough to stand on.

25 years ago, 1983

AUGUSTA – All told, 2,379,452 people visited Maine’s state parks and historic memorials last year, up 1 percent from 1981. Among day-use areas listed as having a particularly “strong season” were Lamoine, up 57 percent; Camden Hills, up 45 percent; and Mount Blue, with a 35 percent gain over 1981. Day-use areas with fewer visitors include Owls Head, down 40 percent; Moose Point, down 15 percent; and both Popham and Crescent beaches, down 6 percent each.

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