100 years ago, 1916
The street roller owned by the City of Lewiston was hit by an electric car on Main street, Saturday noon. The roller was going up the street and the car was coming behind it. Just before the car reached the roller, the latter machine turned onto the track. The car was slightly damaged.

50 years ago, 1966
Maine Gov John H. Reed cited the Pine Tree State’s ”march for progress” in an address Tuesday in Lewiston at a preview of the sixth annual Maine Products Show. Some 1,000 business leaders and industrialists from throughout the state participated in the preview session of the three-day show which will be opened to the general public starting Wednesday at the Central Maine Youth Center. Governor Reed gave a special round of plaudits to Lewiston for its vital role in industrial development.

25 years ago, 1991
Right now, all that marks a new multimillion-dollar Allied Health and Safety Building at Central Maine Technical College is a partial outline in yellow tape and a few loose clumps of earth, dug up Wednesday in a groundbreaking ceremony. When it’s completed — with a target date of January 1993 — it will be a two-story, 39,000-square-foot, air-conditioned brick building situated between student dormitories and the Jalbert Complex, which dominates the campus. The college’s second major classroom building, it will house programs in nursing, allied health fields such as radiologic technology, and occupational health and safety. Air conditioning will facilitate the expansion of summer course offerings and activities.

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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