100 years ago, 1909

“Parents should be cautioned about letting their young daughters walk alone on the streets, especially evenings,” said a well-known Lewiston man Friday. “I have recently heard of two cases where a ‘masher’ tried to get young girls to take a ride or a walk with him and in one case the girl was followed from downtown to her home in the residential part of the city.”

50 years ago, 1959

A covered wagon drawn by a pair of horses stopped off in Lewiston for a short spell yesterday during its trek from Boston to Caribou. The wagon trip is promoting the Caribou Centennial, and many activities will take place in that community the week of July 19 to 25. During their stop here the drivers passed out “wooden nickels” and presented Lewiston Mayor Romeo T. Boisvert with a centennial certificate.

25 years ago, 1984

Lewiston’s search for a new police chief is continuing following interviews with seven of 31 candidates, says City Administrator Lucien B. Gosselin. Gosselin is directing the search for a new chief to replace Police Chief Herve Gendreau. Gendreau was supposed to resign as of Sunday to take a newly created supervisor’s position in the Public Works Department. But until Gosselin selects a replacement, Gendreau will stay on the job. Once the new chief is hired, Gendreau will begin working for public works, overseeing the city’s street lights, street painting, street signs and other traffic control related items.


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