100 years ago, 1909

Are you to be among the many who will see Rastus Brown at the Empire today? This colored dancer came to Lewiston last week, danced some, then some more, again still more, and now the people are talking about Rastus Brown as they never talked about a vaudeville act before. The management of the Empire have arranged for Rastus to come back to Lewiston. He comes to the Empire for the last three days of this week beginning this afternoon, and it is a safe wager that the Empire will not be large enough to accommodate all anxious to see Rastus dance.

50 years ago, 1959

The Marcous & Harvey grocery firm at 68 Ash St., has purchased Begin’s Supermarket, 131 Pine St., and will begin operations there June 22. The Ash Street store will be closed with its stock being transferred to the new location. Lucien Begin, formerly owner of the Pine Street establishment, reported he will retire.

25 years ago, 1984

Bill Dunlop is coming home — temporarily. Maine’s solo sailor pointed his tiny craft Wind’s Will away from Tahiti on Friday and his wife, Pamela, said here Sunday night that her husband will come home for six months after his arrival in Australia. Dunlop expects to arrive Down Under sometime in August.
Mrs. Dunlop said there’s a good reason for her husband’s decision to take a land-bound sabbatical from his seagoing adventures … money.It takes money to sail around the world and Dunlop will return home to undertake a series of speaking engagements to earn the wherewithal to allow him to take Wind’s Will the rest of the way around the globe.

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