100 years ago, 1917
All the interest and enthusiasm which Lewiston and Auburn women have for the suffrage cause will find expression at the rousing Field Day at Idyl Wilde next Tuesday. This charming cottage on the shore of Lake Auburn has been the scene of many a joyous and interesting gathering in past seasons. Miss Lola Walker, suffrage organizer for Androscoggin County, will speak at Idyl Wilde on the suffrage campaign now underway in Lewiston and Auburn.

50 years ago, 1967
A record number of people boarded Northeast Airlines aircraft last month at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, setting a new record. According to George Tomlinson, local agent for NEA, 802 passengers boarded the Yellowbirds during May. “That is the largest number for any month since we started the operation in May 1946,” Tomlinson reported. “Our previous high was the April 1967 total of 710,” the airline official stated. Tomlinson also reported that 88 percent of the NEA flights during May were on or within 15 minutes of the announced schedule.

25 years ago, 1992
Confronting what it sees as Lewiston’s “anti-business” image, the City Council Tuesday initiated a measure to help a local thrift shop owner as it discussed the need to ease the plight of local business owners. “It doesn’t surprise me why small businesses are leaving the city when they are confronted by such problems,” Ward 5 Councilor Paul Poliquin said in discussing Reflections, a thrift shop located at Bates and Pine streets. But Mayor James Howaniec warned the council of the detrimental effects of continually blaming the city of Lewiston.

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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