100 years ago, 1909

The water was turned into the water works extension to the Lewiston city farm Tuesday morning for the first time. When the work putting in the extension was started it was thought by the water board that the job would take about seven weeks but the crew, which averaged 30 men, did the work in four weeks. On an average 35 lengths of 12 feet pipe were laid each day. The crew have now commenced work on the Webster Street extension. 

50 years ago, 1959

Auburn Recreation Director Harry Jones Jr. said yesterday that the weekly swimming trips to Bear Pond for youngsters taking part in the Recreation Department’s playground program are proving to be well liked. Jones said about 230 youngsters a day make the trip to Bear Pond for the swimming program. He said the youngsters are transported by school buses and that a certified life guard and regular playground directors are on hand to supervise the youngsters.

25 years ago, 1984

Edward little High School students who earlier this month paraded down the aisle in graduation ceremonies will be back in class on Monday, taking the final steps before officially earning their diplomas. Along with about 75 other students, they will try to make amends for past failures by enrolling in summer school make-up classes held at the Auburn high school. All but a handful of the students attend E.L. and Walton schools during the regular year. The others attend school in Lewiston, Turner and Oxford.

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