100 years ago, 1917
The proposed building program of the Maine highway commission for 1917 probably will start this season between Portland and Lewiston. A new highway has also been designated, the main route of travel between Lewiston and Brunswick, via Lisbon Falls. The official federal aid highway for Maine will be extended from Brunswick to Gardiner, about 15 miles.

50 years ago, 1967
For the first time in almost 60 years, Lewiston’s Kora Temple will be open to the general public tomorrow starting at 2 p.m. as part of he observation of National Shrine Hospital Day. The large brick structure with is oriental design has stood at the intersection of Main and Sabattus Streets since 1908 but few have ever seen the interior of the landmark except members of the Ancient Arabic order of the Mystic Shrine, but tomorrow the doors will be open to all who wish to visit and admire what has been called “the most ornate and impressive fraternal building in Maine.”

25 years ago, 1992
The discharge of firearms would be totally prohibited in the major urban part of Lewiston under a new recommendation passed by the Gun Ordinance Task Force Tuesday. The task force set wider boundaries for the part of the urban area where hunting will be banned and also made the rest of the urban area require landowner permission before discharging only rifles. The recommendations will be drafted into a full ordinance that the task force will vote on at a meeting June 2. That ordinance will be forwarded to Lewiston City Council for consideration.

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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