100 years ago, 1912
E.C. True and his brother, J.R. True, of Auburn, manufacturers of True’s Elixir, have returned from a most enjoyable automobile ride to Knowlton, Canada, a town a little over 50 miles from Montreal. They made the journey both ways in their Metz runabout. Owing to the duty that is imposed upon imported medicine, the Trues have to manufacture and bottle their preparations for the Canadian trade and English colonies on the other side of the line. The trip was made in the rain and over wet roads, taking 12 hours for the return trip of 150 miles, and what is noteworthy to motor enthusiasts is that less than nine gallons of gasoline were used.

50 years ago, 1962
The possibility of urban renewal programming in the Cedar Street area in the not-too-distant future was discussed last night at the meeting of the Lewiston Urban Renewal Authority and Public Works Board. The PWB sought to determine if the URA has any plans for the area that might tie in with the street-widening program which might be undertaken by the state. The URA, just getting started with detailed work on the Park Street project in effect left the door open to a future Cedar Street area program.

25 years ago, 1987
Matica Slovenska means mother Slovakia, and it’s the name that has been given to the first annual Slovak heritage mini-festival in Lisbon Falls, Oct. 9-10. A series of programs highlighting Slovak and Slovak-American heritage will be offered to schoolchildren and the public as the Lisbon Area Arts Council joins with the Slovak Catholic Association to present Konecnik, a prominent Slovak-American musician, teacher and filmmaker.


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