100 years ago, 1916
Quite a parade went down Main street, Auburn, late yesterday afternoon when the Morrow Brothers & Co., First Street, drove down over a hundred hogs which had been shipped in. A hog patrol in the form of a jigger (movement back and forth like a jigsaw) followed behind picking up those that refused to walk. Directly behind that, as it happened, a big touring car was hauling a delivery automobile which had broken an axle, and behind that was an express wagon hauling into town another broken car. Just as they got down to the bridge which crosses the Little Androscoggin, a man with a calf rack leading a cow behind caught up with the procession and all went down the street together.

50 years ago, 1966
(Photo Caption) Richard Sampson of Auburn, former supermarket chain owner, displays a painting by Sir Winston Churchill in London Friday. He bought the painting at an auction for $19,992. Sampson has a liking for paintings by the famed statesman. He now owns three.

25 years ago, 1991
Controversial issues, including a rifle range on town property, beach access over private land and the extent to which barking dogs should be silenced, attracted an unusually large crowd of more than 150 residents to a special Poland Town Meeting Tuesday night in Town Hall. After heated discussion, voters authorized the Board of Selectmen to lease the town-owned former rescue headquarters for $1 a year to the Poland Gun Club for a rifle range, for a term not to exceed five years.

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