100 years ago, 1909

LIVERMORE FALLS — Wednesday, the second day of the fair, is usually the day of days and this year was no exception. At an early hour the people began to gather and by noon everything was in full swing. Heat and dust were no barriers to anybody’s pleasure.  Families came by train, by auto, and by the old fashioned two seated wagon load, and incidentally it may be remarked that the last named conveyance is much less in evidence than a decade of years ago.

50 years ago, 1959

Movie star Joan Crawford, who is also a director of Pepsi-Cola Company, accompanied by Pepsi-Cola’s president, Herbert L. Barnet, will fly to Auburn Sept. 1, to honor Mrs. Cynthia Rydholm of Auburn, Pepsi-Cola bottler in this area. The occasion will be the 36th anniversary of her organization’s activity in the soft drink business. Mrs. Rydholm is president-treasurer of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Auburn.

25 years ago, 1984

A portion of Route 196 near the Lisbon-Topsham town line was closed for several hours Friday night while firemen from three departments battled a stubborn blaze at the L. J. Kennedy Trucking Company yard on Route 196.

Several large trailers loaded with gypsum were on fire in the company lot adjacent to the U.S. Gypsum Company in Lisbon Falls.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Just over a year ago in late July, a similar fire at the trucking company lot caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

At that time fire officials speculated that the fire may have started by combustion.

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