100 years ago, 1913
The interior of the new Gem Theatre is now being transformed from the former store to an up-to-date moving picture house. John T. McCarthy, the proprietor, says the building will be ready to occupy the last of June. The floor capacity of this house will be 622 and will face the rear of the building. Later, a balcony will be added. Two exits will be at the rear. On either side of the front entrance will be small stores.

50 years ago, 1963
The Twin Cities played hosts to the annual Maine Dairy Day festivities today, a Maine Dairy Day bigger and better than ever before, and the air was filled with milk and honey. Thousands of shoppers and school-free youngsters lined Lewiston-Auburn streets to view the lengthy parade. After traversing Lisbon St. from Cedar to Main St. and the big sweeping turn toward the North Bridge, the parade, made up of about 125 units, tromped down Main St. and back into Auburn where it disbanded at the Pettengill Park.

25 years ago, 1988
How do you effectively teach a group of 36 high school students how the city operates? Simply put them behind the desks of the city’s administration. Students from St. Dominic Regional High School ran 15 city administration positions in Lewiston’s Student Government Day, in which city officials gave students a dose of how they did their jobs.


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