100 years ago, 1909

This week the educated pig, “Mike,” owned and trained by Mr. Santas of the team, The Santas, will be given away to the boy or girl holding the lucky number at the Saturday matinee at the Empire theatre. Every little boy or girl in the two cities will be anxious to secure a pig which is thoroughly trained to perform tricks.The one winning this little fellow will have not only a pet, but a trained pet, who is capable of entertaining his companions and friends.

50 years ago, 1959

Members of the Auburn City Council accepted last night the invitation of Mayor Herbert F. Callahan for a cruise Sunday on his yacht.

The trip from Yarmouth through Casco Bay will include a stop for a lobster dinner.

Since being in office Callahan has made a yearly event of taking the council members on a cruise. This time the invitation was extended to include the wives of the councilmen.

25 years ago, 1984

Solo sailor Bill Dunlop of Mechanic Falls is more than a week overdue in Australia in his attempt to sail around the world in a 9-foot boat, his wife said Friday.

In a telephone interview from Brisbane, Pam Dunlop told the Evening Express that her husband hasn’t been heard from since he left the Cook Islands in the South Pacific eight weeks ago. She expressed concern about his safety.

Dunlop, who made a solo voyage across the Atlantic in 1982, left Portland nearly 13 months ago in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in the sailboat Wind’s Will.

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