100 years ago: 1918

President Wilson, in a proclamation today, designated Thursday, Nov. 28, as Thanksgiving Day, and said this year the American people have special cause to be grateful and rejoice. Complete victory, he said, has brought not only peace but the confident promise of a new day as well, in which “justice shall replace force and jealous intrigue among the nations.”

50 years ago: 1968

Lewiston-Auburn citizens, justly gleeful at the approval in the Nov. 5 referendum of a $4.5 million bond issue for a third bridge between the two cities, can now focus serious thought on where it should be located to best serve the community. Such a decision should not be hastily made or ill-founded, nor should it be dictated by emotional considerations. The bridge’s need was felt more than 20 years ago. It will be a long time probably between the “third bridge” and any other new structure over the Androscoggin River. State Rep. Louis Jalbert has announced a State Highway Department traffic engineer will come here this month to meet with a committee set up to coordinate planning for the bridge. This will signal the start of preliminary planning and is a hopeful sign the State Highway Commission will give the project a high priority on its planning schedule.

25 years ago: 1993

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will hold its monthly meeting today at Edward Little High School starting at 7 p.m. All those interested are invited to attend. Membership in the club is not necessary. The program will feature Larry Cannon, who will demonstrate how to prepare a G-gauge layout

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