100 Years Ago: 1922

Frank Dingley has just completed a new milk room in the new barn which was recently built at “The Norlands,” in Livermore. The room is finished in white and has a cement floor. It is equipped with an engine, hot and cold water, separator and milking machine, Mr. Dingley has some fine Ayrshire purebred stock.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Le Montagnard Band will present a concert on the grounds of the Auburn Towne House, 74 Lake Auburn Ave., at 6 o’clock Sunday evening. Robert L. Rabassa will direct the band in a variety of selections, leaving plenty of time for request numbers from the audience. This concert, made possible through the American Federation of Musicians, Local 409, has been planned especially for the residents of the Towne House, but anyone interested is welcome to attend. If the weather is inclement the concert will take place the following day at the same time.

25 Years Ago: 1997

Before the sun came up Tuesday morning, before the construction workers were hammering away at the Longley Bridge in Lewiston, and before commuters were buzzing about town in their automobiles, Bruce Collette was at work in Heritage Park preparing a monument to honor his forefathers. The monument is dedicated to the Franco-American population in the Lewiston-Auburn area and will be unveiled at the opening ceremonies of this year’s Festival de Joie. Collette, of the family-run Collette Monuments, offered to donate and design a monument in the park earlier this year. After further discussion between Collette and festival organizers, the size and scope of the monument was enlarged to sufficiently accommodate an image of the old Grand Trunk train station, which was the arrival site for thousands of French immigrants to the area.

“I think people are going to like it a lot,” Collette said. “This is a monument to the living. It’s very nice.” The monument, which weighs several tons, is made of Canadian granite and is approximately 10 feet long and 6 feet high. Collette said several weeks of work went into preparing the monument.

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