100 years ago, 1909

A pleasant outing was enjoyed yesterday by over 100 children from the orphanage connected with the Ste. Marie’s General Hospital. Early in the day they boarded a car for Turner and spent the day at Nezinscot grove. On their return they stopped off at the Fish Hatchery for a short time.

•A large number of people from Lewiston and Auburn went to Tacoma Lakes yesterday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful scenery and listen to the concert by the Augusta band. All of the afternoon cars on the Lewiston-Augusta line were badly crowded.

50 years ago, 1959

George Boulay of 69 Summer St., Lewiston, and Antoine Mainente of 21 Laurel Ave., Auburn, have sent a trunk containing more than 50 songs, which the pair have written, to Jack Parr, TV personality. Though the two Twin City men have never had a song recorded, they hope that Parr will plug their latest effort on the program and bring them some luck.

25 years ago, 1984

Auburn resident Lee Marquis, son of Raymond and Olivette Marquis, completed a study trip to Central Europe as part of a Short Term unit offered by Bates College. Twenty-two Bates students spent five weeks touring Central Europe. They examined sources of historical, political and economic tensions between East and West, and sampled the individual national cultures. The trip also provided opportunities for conversations with citizens of host countries in formal and informal settings.

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