Beginning Thursday afternoon a baking carnival to show the merits of the Glenwood range commenced at the Atherton Company store in Lewiston.

A stock pattern range was used for the baking and a large quantity of rolls, biscuits, bread, cake and doughnuts was cooked.

In the afternoon the food cooked was sold for the benefit of St. Marie’s General Hospital and by 4 o’clock everything was disposed of.

The range and a kitchen cabinet are placed in one of the windows of the Pine Street side of the store and the carnival was attended by a large number of ladies.

50 years ago, 1959

Androscoggin County observes its 105th anniversary as an incorporated county.

Androscoggin became the 14th of the 16 counties on March 18, 1854, and marked its 100th anniversary five years ago with a full program of ceremonies attended by thousands.

Settlers began arriving into the county’s territory around 1750 to 1760.

Towns began springing up in the late 1700s and most of them went through a period of much name changing before their incorporation.

The first town to become incorporated was Turner in 1786 and the last was Mechanic Falls more than a century later in 1893.

25 years ago, 1984

William J. “Bill” Rogers of Auburn, state director of Veteran’s Employment and Training for the U.S. Department of Labor, will address the newly formed Lewiston-Auburn Employers Job Force Advisory Council at its second monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Rogers will explain new job-training opportunities available to area employers under the newly enacted Jobs Training Act for Korean and Vietnam Conflict veterans.

Some 60 area employers are represented in the group, and others are invited.


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