100 Years Ago: 1921

Taylor Pond truck drivers seem to be making more money than those headed for the dance pavilions these hot evenings.

50 Years Ago: 1971

A committee is currently working on plans for the United Fund’s second annual Oxford Plains Speedway Racing event, which is scheduled for a Saturday in August, the exact date to be announced later. About 20 local drivers are expected to take part. The racers will pay fees in multiples of five dollars, in the order they finish, with the winner paying nothing. Chairman Richard St. Hilaire said “this is strictly an amateur race and the committee reserves the right to refuse any would-be driver who has competed professionally.” Entrants will be accepted by the United Fund on a first come, first served basis. Last year seven had to be turned away due to the limited amount of cars available. Members of the committee are St. Hilaire, Jan Lavenger, Hansen Ray, Robert Quinton, Robert Nagle and Irving Bell.

25 Years Ago: 1996

The topic for Monday’s Community Little Theatre workshop will be set design, set construction and set decor. The workshop, free of charge, will be led by Bill Hamilton, Scott and Cindi Callahan. The workshop, one in a series, will be held at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Academy Street in Auburn from 7 to 9 p.m. The workshop is open to the public.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.


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