100 years ago, 1908

Bowdoinham’s new drinking fountain arrived this week and has been set in place opposite the Soldiers’ monument. This is one of the best monuments that can be erected in a town. It was purchased at Norridgewock, is of excellent quality of granite with heavy granite base. On one side it bears the inscription in large letters, “1908,” and on the other side are the words, “A Gift to Bowdoinham from J. E. and H. D. Cornish.”

The Cornish brothers bear the whole expense, not only of the fountain, but they pay for the ditching and laying of 600 feet of pipe.

50 years ago, 1958

That Flynn boy really gets around!

Tommy Flynn, Lewiston High School halfback, wears a big number 25 on his grid jersey. He’s the Blue Devils leading scorer this season.

Last night, acting on an anonymous telephone tip, Auburn police sped to the Edward Little High School campus. There Patrolman Maurice Morin found an LHS football jersey, bearing number 25, on the statue of Edward Little, the sides had been split so the garment would fit.

After a hard climb, officer Morin, an old ELHS man, retrieved the jersey and a yellow and blue football helmet from the statue’s head.

Asked if Auburn police planned any official action, Police Lt. Leslie F. Stewart, naturally an EL grad, replied with a smile, “We’ll wait until we see the results of the game.”

25 years ago, 1983

MECHANIC FALLS – Bill Dunlop continues to battle adverse conditions as he works his way through the Bahamas on his around-the -world voyage.

Dunlop sailed his boat Wind’s Will into Georgetown on the island of Great Exuma, late Friday, and put to sea again Saturday morning.

Since leaving Nassau, he’s been fighting 50 mph head winds and many times, he told his wife Pamela Saturday morning, he’s not been able to raise much sail.

Wind’s Will sails well into the wind, but the 50 mph winds have been too heavy for the small craft.

“He had a lot of wild rides.” Mrs. Dunlop said Saturday.

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