100 years ago, 1917
Lewiston gardeners are making loud complaints about doves destroying their crops. These birds seem to have a special fondness for early peas and strip the vines. It is said that Dana S. Williams is even sitting up nights driving them away. He has a fine garden, but thinks that his law practice is more profitable than watching peas by day. It is getting to be a serious problem as several gardens have been practically ruined by doves.

50 years ago, 1967
Roland L. Sutton Jr. and Henry W. Detert, owners and operators of the Maine Machine Products Co. at South Paris, have been selected for the Maine Small Businessman of the Year Award. Presentation of the award was made by Governor Kenneth M. Curtis at a ceremony held in the Governor’s Office.

25 years ago, 1992
Restoration work on one of the two large deteriorating towers at Saints Peter and Paul Church on Ash Street in Lewiston is almost complete and work on the second four-spired tower began last month. The crew of DICON, the diocesan-owned, non-profit construction company doing the renovation, began removing the multi-leveled staging from the now considerably cleaner and brighter tower recently. The staging has now been set up on the other side of the Ash Street church.

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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