100 years ago, 1916
With the story of the fight blow by blow The Sun’s direct wire service of the Jess Willard – Frank Moran fight, Saturday night pleased one of the largest crowds ever gathered in front of The Sun building on Park street. By the time the fight got under way shortly after ten o’clock it was estimated that 2,000 people jammed in front of the office. The fight was late in starting and consequently the first news item from New York was delayed. The crowd, though anxious to get news of actual fighting, waited patiently, and preserved the best of order throughout the bout. The Sun’s service was fully up to the standard established at previous fights and the World Series games. Bulletins were announced by megaphone and the progress of the fight by rounds was kept posted by bulletins. The Sun telephones were both kept busy throughout the evening and a corps of attendants answered hundreds of calls from early in the evening until 11 P.M.

50 years ago, 1966
Plans for the extension of what is expected to be one of Auburn’s busiest industrial roads are nearing the execution stage, it was learned today. According to Auburn City Engineer Arthur Clark, the deed to .property between the Poland and Hotel Roads has been turned over to the city and the document is expected to be filed with the Androscoggin County Registry of Deeds in the very near future. When the extension of the road is completed it will provide a throughway between busy Hotel Road and Washington Street.

25 years ago, 1991
The Dingley Building, which houses the Lewiston school department’s administrative offices, is due for a makeover and will get one over the next several months. “We’re looking at a good general facelift,” said Paul Boulanger, the system’s business manager. Bids on the renovation and restoration of the Oak Street building are due April 8. Work may begin in June and be completed by the end of August, he said. A chunk of the project is window replacement. “When it’s windy the air just comes right through them,” Boulanger said.

The material in Looking Back is reproduced exactly as it originally appeared, although misspellings and errors made at that time may be edited.


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