100 years ago, 1909

The date for the dedication of the new club house of the Lake Auburn yacht club has been set for August 25. The club house will be handsomely decorated and be open to visitors throughout the day. Refreshments will be served during the afternoon and in the evening a grand carnival will be held in which all of the crafts of the lake will give a parade.

50 years ago, 1959

Sharply increased use of water in both Auburn and Lewiston combined with several extremely hot days has resulted in drops in the water levels of reservoirs serving the cities.

Earle A. Tarr, assistant superintendent of the Auburn Water District, said that the water levels in their reservoirs had dropped considerably since the start of the heat wave.

Tarr said that Auburn lost more than six inches of water level yesterday.

There is still plenty of water Lake Auburn, he added, but residents must be careful in their use of water and observe the sprinkling hours.

Brief showers Sunday, Monday and again yesterday helped a little, but none was of sufficient duration to bring about a rise in the dropping water level.

25 years ago, 1984

FARMINGTON — The Retreads, a motorcycle club consisting of people over 40, held their New England Rally this weekend.

Carl Johnson, Industry, who made the local arrangements with the University of Maine at Farmington, said 358 registered for the weekend.

A parade Saturday through Farmington attracted many spectators.

Awards were presented at the Saturday night banquet to the youngest, the oldest, the woman cyclist coming the longest distance, the man operator coming the longest distance, and the couple driving the longest distance.


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