100 Years Ago: 1918

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Mayhew of Dennison Street, Auburn, have as their guest their niece, Miss Abbie S. Mayhew. Miss Mayhew, who has been in this country for a few months, is en route to Shanghai, China in October to resume her work as a physical director of the Young Women’s Christian Association there.

50 Years Ago: 1968

Members of the Androscoggin Democratic Women’s Club once again have supporting roles in the Democratic Field Day planning. The field day is to be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at No Name Pond. Mrs. Albert Dostie is in charge of the food; Mrs. Doris Bergeron has charge of a jewelry booth; Mrs. Theresa Koss and Mrs. Rose Guilman are in charge of the canned goods booth; and Lucia Drapeau and Mrs. Ruth Morey Coffin will sell novelties. A fish pond is being provided for children and a fortune teller will be on hand to delve into the future of all the Democrats on the grounds. Swimming, and what the committee describes as lots of other exciting “happenings,” are on the agenda for that day.

25 Years Ago: 1993

Frogs and thunderbirds are making room for bears and eagles at Bates Fabrics Inc. After several months of preparation, Bates has begun producing 100 percent-wool bear claw and guardian eagle design throws — its second line of woven goods for Boucher Boys & The Indian Inc. Introduced in March, the first product line — Native American blankets with thunderbird and frog motifs — is proving popular with upscale retailers nationwide. “We’re getting lots of orders … many, many, many from all over the country,” said Jerry Boucher, a partner in the Texas- and Arizona-based company. “It’s been a very hectic three months.”

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