100 Years Ago: 1922

An open house will be kept this afternoon and evening by Bennett. B. Fuller of Auburn at his attractive residence, Pine Lodge, Gamage Avenue. The day is the occasion of Mr. Fuller’s birthday and for a dozen years or more he has made it a point to entertain friends and members of the G.A.R. and circles. Today he passes his 86th milestone in good health and will happily greet his large circle of acquaintances. Open house will be kept from 3 o’clock until into the evening and all friends are invited to lift the latchstring.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Two more firecracker incidents were reported to Auburn police Monday night. A Goff Street resident reported at 8:08 pm that someone was setting off firecrackers in the area. Another incident was reported in the Stevens Mills Trailer Park at 8:34 pm, but police could not locate any fireworks there.

25 Years Ago: 1997

The course “19th Century Rural Education” will be offered through July 11 at Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. In this interactive course offered by the University of Maine at Farmington, participants will assume the identity of a 19th century school ma’am or school master as they explore Norlands extensive collection of old textbooks and schoolhouse records. Chrystal Montgomery, former Keene, N.H., state college instructor, will head the research and will provide materials and interdisciplinary activities and ideas for recreating a one-room schoolhouse experience for today’s students. This five-day course does not include staying at Norlands overnight. The course offers three college credits through the University of Maine at Farmington.

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