100 years ago, 1917
Many of Auburn’s citizens have expressed full concurrence with Captain Newman’s estimate of the members of Co. F printed in yesterday’s Journal, regarding their relations with the young women of the two cities. A Court street merchant says that he would not ask to serve a more gentlemanly set of young men than those of this Company who trade with him. Professional men who live in the vicinity of the company’s quarters agree fully with Captain Norton that there would be little trouble if the boys were left to themselves.

50 years ago, 1967
(Photo Caption) About 300 youngsters turned out this morning at Paradise Park for the Lewiston Recreation Department’s Fishing Derby. Ten-year-old Ronnie Mathieu just wasn’t getting enough distance into his casts, but, undaunted, he made up a face and gave a mighty heave-ho which put his line into deeper water. The prize for the first trout caught went to David Landry, while Richard Lapointe caught the largest trout, 13 inches, and Danny Labrie caught the most, three. LRD Director Frank Torrey said that none of the girls present caught a single fish. In all, about 21 trout were caught, along with a few hornpout.

25 years ago, 1992
The parking meters in front of the downtown Lewiston post office were removed Tuesday morning after the City Council voted last week to replace them with 10-minute parking signs. The meters were intended to promote turnover of the cars and revenue for the city, but they created too many problems, said Ward 5 Councilman Edouard Plourde, who proposed the change. “Hardly anybody put the money into the meters, and a meter person would come by and tag the car, creating a lot of discontent toward the city,” Plourde said.

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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