100 years ago, 1917
A big grey horse belonging to the Auburn city department was left standing in the alley beside the Mechanics Savings bank, and somehow managed to back himself and the dumpcart he was attached to down the stone steps at the rear of the bank, Friday morning. Aside from being pretty well cut up and bruised, the horse was apparently all right and was hauled out.

50 years ago, 1967
The St. Patrick’s Chorale from St. Patrick’s Church, Lewiston, Maine, sang for Pope Paul VI during the Pontiff’s general audience at St. Patrick’s Basilica, Vatican City, today. The chorale, directed by the Rev. T. Lee Burns, is composed of 50 men’s and women’s voices. It occupied front-row places before the papal throne. The choir sang a composition by Muller and Jackson, “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” After the performance the Pope addressed the American singers in English thanking them for their visit. The 50 singers flew to Rome last Saturday and will go home next Friday.

25 years ago, 1992
Barring an overwhelming public outcry, the Lisbon Falls and Lisbon post offices will probably be merged into a central facility within the next two years, leaving the downtown of the Lisbon Falls neighborhood without a walk-in post office. That was the message delivered to a group of Lisbon and Durham residents Sunday afternoon. Closure of the third post office, at Lisbon Center, has already been proposed by the Postal Service. The possibility of maintaining any kind of smaller postal facility with limited services in downtown Lisbon Falls may hinge on public demand.

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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