100 years ago, 1909


A jump of 55 feet into six feet of water was the deed of Henry Wiseman, the 16-year-old son of Joseph Wiseman of Lincoln Street. Tuesday evening young Wiseman and a fellow named Laflamme got into an argument over what Wiseman could do in the way of high diving. It finally resulted in a bet of five dollars that Wiseman would dare to jump from the roof of the Grand Trunk engine house into the canal a distance of about 55 feet. Wiseman did the trick successfully and shortly afterwards came to the Sun office with a crowd of his friends to tell about the feat.

50 years ago, 1959


Handling of the books of the Lewiston-Auburn Municipal Airport is due to be turned over to Auburn next month. The two municipalities alternate for two-year periods in keeping the books. This move plus other routine business was discussed at a recent meeting of the joint Lewiston-Auburn Airport Committee.

25 years ago, 1984

LISBON — Following a public hearing at their recent meeting, selectmen authorized the setting of fees for the use of Beaver Park. The yearly rate for residents is $10 per household and $1 for each additional tag per car in the household. For nonresidents, the fee is $20 per household and $2 for each additional tag per car. Daily rates are $1 per car operator for residents and $2 for nonresidents. Jack Arndt said the honor system will be used for day visitors and passes will be issued by the park ranger.


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