100 Years Ago: 1921

George G. Glbbs found a dollar on a river ferry boat the other day which he is anxious to return — strange as the statement may sound. It was in an envelope on which was written “Lucky Dollar.” On the bill itself was written in ink: “My last dollar, Helen.”

50 Years Ago: 1971

Body painting day – a new experience for youngsters at the Topsham Summer Playground. Wednesday was enjoyed far more by Justine Beaulieau than her model, Mark Hutchins. Instructed to wear old swim suits, everyone got into the act and after the painting stood in line to be hosed down by Mrs. Fontaine Boggs, director, and her staff.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Instead of spending the first two weeks of summer vacation having fun with their friends and family, 19 high school students from across the northeast gathered at Bates College to learn about modern history. They studied the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, Watergate and important Supreme Court decisions, during their two-week in the Summer Scholars Program at Bates, but perhaps most importantly, the students got a taste of what it is like to be in college. They were required to write a paper using primary sources at the Muskie Archives. They even stayed in the dorms at the school. “I really learned history,” said 16 year old Andrea LeClair, one of two Lewiston High School students who participated in the program. And because it’s at Bates College, it’s a lot like a college course,” LeClair said. Even better, all the students were excited about being there. They participated wholeheartedly in discussions.

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