100 years ago, 1909

A large number of people attended the show at Lake Grove yesterday afternoon. Nearly the entire seating capacity of the large open air theatre was taxed. The Foxy Grandpa Company is making a big hit here and so far this week the attendance at the Grove has been larger than for the corresponding days of any previous week this season.

50 years ago, 1959

The hot humid weather of last evening failed to dampen the spirit of Lewiston youngsters and a goodly number of teen-agers and others showed up at Lewiston City Park for the street dance conducted by the Lewiston recreation department. While an older group stood and listened to the music, the teen-agers danced the evening away. Mary Topping, park playground supervisor, spun the records for the dance.

25 years ago, 1984

One of the highlights of the Franco-American Festival’s last day Sunday is a noon-time parade, which begins at Howe and Birch Streets and ends at Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue.

To reduce congestion, parking will be prohibited along the parade route, Lewiston Police Chief Herve Gendreau said. Police will begin posting the “no parking” signs at midnight Saturday. Parking will return to normal as soon as the parade passes.

Traffic will be halted along the route during the parade, and “detour” signs will be posted to carry traffic onto Golder and Campus and away from the route.


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