Lewiston Evening Journal for Dec. 29, 1942

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100 Years Ago: 1922

Auburn residents returning to their homes while the snowstorm was at its height last night were compelled to walk in the car tracks which were kept clean by snow plows because the sidewalks in the Shoe City were covered with drifts was practically impossible to tell where the sidewalk curb was located, nothing but a level of drifted depth of snow presented itself to walkers.

During the day sidewalks were kept clear, but this work was discontinued at dark, and will be commenced again early this morning. Several autos parked alongside the curb were literally snowed in. Many of them remained overnight while others were hauled out by garage service trucks at the request of their owners.

50 Years Ago: 1972

(from an AP Wirephoto) Lt. Gen, Patrick M. Cassidy presents a flag to Mrs. Truman during graveside services for former President Harry S. Truman at Independence, Mo., Thursday, Margaret Daniel, next to Mrs. Truman, accepted the flag on behalf of her mother. Clifton Daniel stands behind Cassidy.


25 Years Ago: 1997

Central Maine Technical College will host 1,200 high school sophomores at the college. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, is designed to raise students’ awareness and help them become better prepared to enter college when they graduate.

Each student will learn about possible careers at three sessions chosen from more than 60 offered by area business and professional people.

Students from Edward Little, Leavitt Area and St. Dominic’s Regional High Schools will be on campus from 9 to 11 a.m. ; students from Lewiston, Lisbon and Oak Hill High Schools will be on campus from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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