100 years ago, 1917
Will Lewiston have an auto show? This question will be answered at a meeting of local auto dealers in the Cadillac Sales rooms, Park street, Lewiston, Saturday evening. It has been decided that this is the proper way to go about the propositions to get the mind of all the dealers and listen to an exchange of opinions as to how the show could best be conducted. The paramount difficulty in putting on a show in Lewiston is in the lack of a show place sufficiently large enough and conveniently equipped.

50 years ago, 1967
Employees of Lewiston’s largest shoe manufacturing concern who have more than 15 years of service will get an additional week of vacation this year, it was learned today. Harrison Foster, superintendent of the Barker Division of Knapp Brothers Shoe Manufacturing Corp., confirmed reports today that employees with 15 or more years of service as of July of this year will be entitled to three weeks. The company official said that approximately 100 of the firm’s 700 employees will benefit from the decision. The shop presently closes down operation for the two-week vacation period.

25 years ago, 1992
The president of the West Auburn School Historical Society Monday told members of the City Council that estimated repairs to the city’s only remaining one-room schoolhouse last used in 1950 would cost just under $33,000. Steve Marsden of 174 Gamage Ave., president, asked for and got “an exploratory meeting” between Mayor Richard Trafton, City Manager Steve Lewis, Marsden and John Linnell, clerk of the corporation, “to begin the process of exchanging information.” The four plan to meet Thursday at noon.

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