100 years ago, 1913
Some of the finest farms in this vicinity may be found between Lewiston and Augusta. The farm owned by Frank Thompson in the town of Webster is worth $10,000. A mile or two beyond and across the line into Wales there are four adjoining farms that with their buildings take high rank. These are owned by George Wilson, Will Hinkley, Frank Maxwell and Alden Maxwell. Henry Keenan also has an elegant place in this part of the state. Who would exchange such homes for the uncertainty and turmoil of city life?

50 years ago, 1963
A Lewiston man, buried under more than foot of wet earth, clay and tar on Lisbon Street yesterday afternoon, was reported “recuperating relatively well” at St, Mary’s General Hospital. In a statement, his physician said Marius Roy, 24, suffered “a fractured left collarbone, severe bruises of the left leg, extensive muscular spasms especially of the neck, the right shoulder and back, and sever psychological shock.” He is expected to make a normal recovery. The cave-in, which trapped Roy for more than an hour, took place as he was climbing out of an excavation in which a sewer line was to be laid.

25 years ago, 1988
The Lewiston Police Department is hoping patrol officers will agree to develop a water rescue team similar to the one Auburn created almost seven years ago after a patrolman drowned while trying to save a 15-year-old boy. LPD Major Laurent Gilbert said those who are willing to participate have been invited to train with Auburn police and volunteers would be sent for formal training so they could then train other Lewiston officers.


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