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100 Years Ago: 1922

There is a special wireless connection between Auburn and Washington just now. The tuning-up process is going on, metaphorically speaking. Receiver sets are being adjusted to the ears of a considerable group of people, who will wait for the message from the national capital that will determine who will be Auburn’s next postmaster — or postmistress, there being at least one woman candidate. Examination papers have been received and filled out and Tuesday of this week was the final day for their reception in Washington. The civil service rating is completed, it only remains for the Congressman from the Second District to make the announcement. The fact that there are several candidates and that one is a woman makes the verdict of special interest.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Jackie Robinson, silver-haired and nearly blind, died Tuesday from heart disease and was mourned by the baseball world that grudgingly accepted him 25 years ago. Although a dazzling all around athlete, Robinson will be remembered as the man who broke the major league racial barrier with the old Brooklyn Dodgers.

25 Years Ago: 1997

(from a sun Journal photo) Bucking the tide of economic decline, two new businesses opened in downtown Lewiston. John Plourde stands amid a lighting display at his store, Maine’s Lighting Depot, which opened three weeks ago in the Bates Mill. Pictured at the right Craig and Chris Rousseau stand in their Lisbon Street window of their family business, Twin City Liquidation. The owners of both businesses are eager to be part of the re-energizing of the city’s downtown district.

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