100 years ago, 1909

Three new four-story wooden blocks are being built by Contractor Samuel Saucier of this city on River Street. There will be six rooms and a bath in each tenement. The buildings are to cost $5,000 each. They are owned by Napoleon Vaillancourt, Elize Bessee and Telesphore Dube. The buildings will be ready for occupancy by the first of October.

50 years ago, 1959

Hundreds of eager Lewiston children will enjoy fun and games at the city’s annual Play Day next Wednesday.

The high spot of the summer for the many children who attended the activities at the Lewiston playgrounds will be held at the Lewiston Athletic Park under the direction of the recreation department. This location will allow more room for games, a midway and other activities than was possible in the city park.

25 years ago, 1984

Lewiston’s heritage and future will be the highlight of a festival planned for mid-September.

The Great Lewiston Mill Festival, as the event will be known, is being organized by the city in conjunction with the Downtown Development and Management Corp., Lewiston-Auburn Jaycees, Downtown Merchants and Lewiston Historical Society.

It will include tours of Bates Fabrics Inc., W.S. Libby Co., the city’s pump station and other historical buildings, as well as tours of available buildings for developers and real estate agents from outside the area.

Lisbon Street, from Ash to Main Streets, will be closed on Sept. 15, and the festival will be centered there.


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