100 years ago, 1917
Mayor Lemaire has called a meeting of the Lewiston Water Board for Friday night to consider placing guards at the city reservoir. There was a report in the city, Friday, that the reservoir at Portland had been poisoned and the mayor thinks that it would be a good plan to take precautionary measures.

50 years ago, 1967
(Photo Caption) MINOT WOMAN AGAIN A NATIONAL CELEBRITY — Mesannie Wilkins of West Minot rode her horse Tarzan from here to the West Coast a few years bark. Now she’s come out with a book, “Last of the Saddle Tramps,” to be published next week, co-authored by Mina Titus Sawyer of Madison, Journal Magazine writer. What’s more, Annie appears nationally on TV Friday on the Art Linkletter House Party program, from Hollywood, at 2:30—and again Apr. 14. The redoubtable Maine lady and her dog “Hurry Up” had many adventures, as related in her book, and she will appear on television in her blue jeans and Western hat just as she was dressed for the trans-continental trip.

25 years ago, 1992
The soldier is coming home. After a four-month “furlough” for R and R (Repair and Renovation), the figure of a Union soldier — which has been the town’s sentry for more than a century — will return Tuesday to its guard post atop the community’s Civil War monument. Last November, the statue was removed from the monument because it was leaning precariously backward and was in danger of falling. The Mechanic Falls-Minot-Poland Post of The American Legion and a committee of area citizens undertook a project to raise $6,000 to repair the monument and straighten up the soldier. The campaign exceeded the target by more than $600.

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