100 years ago, 1909

Crie Haven, a little island, 16 miles off the coast of Maine, is a modern utopia. There are 41 people on the island, 14 men, 13 women and 14 children who live a most primitive life. Each head of a family owns his cottage. A few fish houses near the tiny wharf and a small schoolhouse surmounted by a miniature cupola and a little bell comprise the buildings of Crie Haven. There is no church but the people are not un-Godly and dress in their best and go calling Sunday. There are no roads, no potato bugs, no mosquitoes and no rats.

50 years ago, 1959

The Auburn High School Building Committee last night gave its approval to the basic time schedule submitted by a subcommittee for the construction of the city’s new high school on the Franklin property. The committee received a list of nine recommendations pertaining to the construction program, but last night voted definite action on only two of the items, the remainder being held in abeyance pending the receipt of further information from architect Stanley S. Merrill and the committee’s subcommittee.

25 years ago, 1984

Pilots from throughout New England will meet at Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport at 11 a.m. Saturday to organize a regional chapter of Tri-Pacer Owners Club. Lee Clifford of Sabattus said Friday night that some 10 to 15 of the old Tri-Pacers will be flying into the airport Saturday morning. The planes share the basic short-wing design of the aircraft which was last built in 1963. About 1,000 people belong to the owners club nationally. The meeting will take place in the airport terminal.

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