100 years ago, 1916
A freight car loaded with wood pulp, set aside in the Lewiston yard by the morning west bound freight, Sunday, was badly damaged a short time later when it was struck by the engine and tender returning from Auburn, where a carload of cream had been shifted. The exact cause of the accident, except that it was due to negligence, is un-established. The engine and tender collided with the freight car while going at a good speed. One end of the car was smashed and the contents scattered widely.

50 years ago, 1966
(Photo Caption) George A. Hiatt, RCA’s Lewiston plant manager, congratulates Ed Scarborough. manager of manufacturing, on the production of the one millionth transistor to be produced in the Lewiston facility. The tiny transistors are used in many types of consumer equipment, including FM radios, and solid-state television sets.

25 years ago, 1991
Every Sunday evening, millions of television viewers spend “a few minutes with Andy Rooney” during his humorous essays on “60 Minutes” on the CBS television network. On Tuesday, Rooney spent a few minutes preparing a forthcoming segment for the program series at the Poland Spring Water Corporation. Rooney interviewed Richard Wolf, manager at the plant, popping out questions in his distinctively incisive style, laced with characteristic sarcasm, intending to extract basic and off-beat information.

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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