100 years ago, 1914
The Lewiston city council appropriated $20,000 Monday night to pay for installing new pumps at the municipal water station. More than double the amount of water can be pumped under the new arrangement. The present pumps were installed in 1878 and have done splendid service, but today are in a condition where their maximum service is the minimum of other days. At the time of the fire which destroyed the Provost building the demand upon the reservoir supply was so great that the pumping station, as it now is, was forced to work at top capacity, day and night, for a week, before it could got the stored water back to a normal point.

50 years ago, 1964
A car owned by an Auburn man rolled away from its parking place Monday night, crossed busy Minot Avenue without mishap and started to roll back into the intersection a second time before it was stopped. Police said the car was parked on Park Avenue when the gears apparently slipped out of the parking position. The car, police said, rolled backward into Minot Avenue at Six Corners, went across two traffic islands and into Fairview Avenue. It then started to roll forward into Minot Avenue but was caught and stopped by Adelard M. Provencher of 111 Baxter Ave.

25 years ago, 1989
A 23-member tourism advisor panel developing strategies to boost the region’s image is recommending that Lewiston-Auburn better promote its cultural heritage to draw more visitors. The talk at a breakfast meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Chamber of Commerce prompted Chamber President James Saunders to recommend that interest be revived in developing a textile and shoe manufacturing museum in one of Lewiston’s downtown mills.


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