100 years ago, 1910

Bates College will commence the academic year of 1910-1911 on Wednesday, Sept. 21. This is a later date than the college opened in former years, owing to the change from three terms to the regular semester system, or two terms to a year. The academic year will contain the same number of weeks as formerly with the vacation in January. This gives Bates the same system as is now in vogue at Harvard and Yale and the other larger colleges.

50 years ago, 1960

An Auburn woman gave up this summer in her battle against a colony of snakes and called professional exterminators to the North Auburn home. Over the past five years, some 250 milk adders have been killed in and about the home of Mrs. Amy Wight at North Auburn.

The home, parts of which are estimated to be 150 years old, sits on an old granite foundation and the colony of snakes havs found this much to their liking.

25 years ago 1985

The Great Lewiston-Auburn Mill Festival Organizing Committee is seeking volunteers from the community to help with the many planned activities.

The festival, now in its second year, is scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14. Plans call for the festival to be the second largest festival in the Lewiston-Auburn area, with only the Franco-American Festival to top it.

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