100 Years Ago: 1921

“Received a box of mangoes from Florida this morning,” remarked Edward C. True of Auburn to the Journal reporter. “A little larger than a pear and the most luscious fruit ever tasted.”

50 Years Ago: 1971

Two groups of senior citizens and staff members enjoyed a boat tour of Casco Bay Islands recently. They stopped at Mackerel Cove, Bailey Island, and browsed in a nearby antique shop, as well as hearing a history of the islands by Captain Cliff Sawyer and his crew. Tickets are still available for the sixth annual picnic at Thomas Point Beach on Tuesday.

25 Years Ago: 1996

First annual collector plates commemorating Winthrop’s 225th birthday are on the way! Hand-made and sporting Winthrop’s colors, these deep plates feature the Winthrop sign and a patch of lovely irises. Production will be limited to 50 plates. Mary K. Spencer of the Potter’s House will be demonstrating how they are made on the sidewalk at Apple Valley Books. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated by Mary K. to the Winthrop Village Merchant’s Guild’s project fund, including the Winthrop Summer Games.

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