100 years ago, 1917
Bad news for the children, and for a few thousand of the grown-ups, also, it may be. There won’t be any circus in Lewiston this year! “Nothing whatever booked,” said City Clerk Landry to a Journal reporter. “I am sorry myself, for a big circus, in addition to giving pleasure to thousands, brings a lot of money into the town. I don’t know what the reason is, but no agent has been around.”

50 years ago, 1967
(Photo Caption) A handsome Norway maple was moved about 50 feet this morning in connection with landscaping work being done in front of the new wing of the Central Maine General Hospital, Lewiston. The tree had been located near the Main Street sidewalk and would have been cut down had it not been possible to move it. Workmen of the Mt. Apatite Tree Service Inc. moved the handsome maple, digging around the roots, holding the original earth in a ball around the roots. In this case, the ball and the tree itself weighed almost 20 tons and measured 14 feet across. Two bulldozers were used to move it.

25 years ago, 1992
Twenty teams of Lisbon High School students took to the woods of Beaver Pond Park Friday to compete in the third annual Envirothon sponsored by the Maine Association of Conservation Districts. Teams of five students are given 30 minutes at each of five different nature stations where they identify vertebrates, plants, trees and other specimens. Teammates then pool their knowledge to complete a written test on science-related issues and what they’ve observed at the sites. The five stations deal with soil, forestry, water, wetlands and wild-life issues.

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