100 years ago, 1909
According to the “History of Turner, Maine,” Joseph Leavitt of Scituate, Mass., was married to Anna Stephens of the same place, on July 18, 1776, after which they made the journey of some two hundred miles into the wilds of Maine, on horseback, Joseph in the saddle, and his wife on a pillow behind him, to a place called Sylvester, Canada, now known as Turner. They built a large Colonial house on the highest point of land in the town, now known as the Upper Street in Turner, and though there was no sign of “Inn Holder” at his door, every one knew that Uncle Jo, as he was familiarly called, was their best friend, counselor and neighbor.

50 years ago, 1959
Members of the Lewiston Police Reserve Unit of the Civil Defense and Public Safety Organization will join regular patrolmen on their beats next Tuesday night.
Approval has been given by the Police Commission, Chairman J. Denis Bruno reported last night.
Police Capt. James F. Murphy, advisor and training officer for the reserve unit, suggested that its members join the regular officers to gain valuable experience in police work and also stimulate interest in the reserve unit.
The program will be carried out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and the reserves will not carry any arms or participate in any regular police action.

25 years ago, 1984
Encouraged by the results of its 1983 Telemarketing Membership Campaign, the Lewiston-Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce will undertake a drive this week, says President Roy P. Willis.
Approximately 40 volunteer telephone operators and several field representatives have been recruited to handle the week-long drive, under the leadership of Co-chairman Richard St. Hilaire and Gerald Clements. Headquarters for the campaign will again be the Ramada Inn.


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