100 years ago, 1912
Charlie Crowley was at the Empire Theater box office in Lewiston handing out tickets for the Helen Grayce performances like hotcakes, Friday, when a Thursday night patron walked up and inquired if a pocketbook had been found. “Not at the box office,” said Charlie. “You can go inside and look around.” Two minutes later the patron came out wearing a smile. “Honest help in there,” was the remark that came across the shelf. The pocketbook had been found and was returned to the owner safely, just in time to buy another coal-gem for the furnace fire.

50 years ago, 1962
Columbus Day this year will have a special meaning to fifth and sixth grade students at the North Auburn and East Auburn schools. Tomorrow, Oct. 12, these students will be taking a trip to Boston, where they will visit the Science Museum and “Old Ironsides” in Boston Harbor. Ronald Logan, fifth grade teacher at North Auburn school, said approximately 53 youngsters will be taking the trip. The trip, taken every two years, is held in conjunction with the science and U.S. history courses.

25 years ago, 1987
The waiting is nearly over for eight New Gloucester families who live along with 35 race horses at Trotter’s Park, a mobile home park built with harness racers in mind. The Bald Hill Road mobile home park, 31 acres of land, five barns, rental trailers and a caretaker’s house go on the auction block this Saturday. There has been uncertainty at Trotter’s Park since early September, when a large sign was erected on the property announcing the Oct. 17 sealed-bid sale.

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