100 years ago, 1908

The “Merry Widows” were entertained in a most delightful manner Monday evening by Mrs. Voye Shackford of 1 Harvard St., Auburn. The ladies played bridge; the highest score being secured by Mrs. Harry Hartwell. After the game, the hostess invited her guests into the dining room where she served shrimp wiggle, ices and cake. The attendance was large and one of the happiest ever held by the “Merry Widows.”

• Foul air and chalk dust in school rooms are believed to be the cause of much tuberculosis, according to the October number of “School Hygiene” edited by Dr. George S. C. Badger of Boston, who will speak before the Maine Academy of Medicine in Lewiston on Friday evening. Statistics show that 256 female teachers out of every 1,000 have tuberculosis. Dr. Badger will speak on medical inspection in the public schools.

50 years ago, 1958

Roger Bisson of 139 Oak St., clerk of the Lewiston Fire Department, has been appointed treasurer of the 1958 fund drive for muscular dystrophy sponsored by the Lewiston Fire Department. Funds realized in the campaign will be turned over to the national association for research on the disease. The department hopes to top last year’s total in Lewiston-Auburn of $728 in the drive which will be conducted the first week of December.

25 years ago, 1983

The Pejepscot Historical Society and the Joshua Chamberlain Home will be the subject when the Androscoggin Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Wagg Museum in the Androscoggin County Building.

David Neil Bray of Brunswick, curator of the Pejepscot Historical Society, will be the guest speaker and will highlight his talk with slides.

A social will be held in the museum foyer following the program.


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