100 years ago, 1914
The annual meeting of the Maine State Association of the Master Horseshoer’s National Protective Association, which will be held in Lewiston next Monday and Tuesday will be one of importance to the blacksmiths of the State. It is expected that there will be between 80 and 90 men in attendance. Headquarters of the association will be at the Hotel Atwood, where there will be a fine banquet on Tuesday night. The meetings will he held in the hall over the First National bank. The first meeting will be on Monday night. This will be an informal gathering which will take the form of a smoke talk. The business sessions will be held on Tuesday morning and afternoon.

50 years ago, 1964
The gasoline station on the Franklin Street rotary in Auburn is being razed by the American Oil Co. which leased the site for many years. The land will be utilized by the Advance Auto Sales Co. to expand its used car facilities, according to Shep Lee, general manager. Work started in earnest today as a wrecking crane started demolishing the structure. It was expected that the site would be leveled by evening.

25 years ago, 1989
Heidi Duquette, a Sherwood Heights School third-grade student in Auburn, was selected recently as one of 30 runners-up in the National Scholastic Book Club’s Lucky Holiday Giveaway Contest. Her picture and essay about her home was chosen from thousands of entries received by Scholastic Inc. Principal Tom Deschaine and her teacher presented her with her prizes at a school ceremony. Heidi is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Duquette of the South Witham Road, Auburn.

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