Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 2, 1937

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100 Years Ago: 1923

About 80 foremen and executives of the Cushman-Hollis. Shoe Co. were present at the monthly meeting at the YMCA Thursday night. Under the direction of Herbert Coffin, a splendid chicken supper was served. Singing was enjoyed with Bill LaPointe leading.

E. Farrington Abbott presided and introduced Roy Handley, secretary of the “Y” who extended a warm welcome to the men. The other speakers were “Doc” Riehan and Bill LaPointe, the latter speaking of the YMCA and its relation to industry.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Members of the Auburn City Council will be asked Monday night to authorize the city manager to seek bids on two pieces of city-owned land no longer being utilized.


According to the agenda prepared today by City Clerk Leroy Linnell, the city fathers are expected to authorize solicitation of bids on the plot of land on Spring Street where the old highway garage was once located, and on land and the building at Court and Spring Streets, where the old Central fire station was once situated

25 Years Ago: 1998

A number of well-known individuals have visited the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport over the years.

They include former President George Bush, who, while stationed there during World War II, got the Distinguished Flying Cross and four other medals for heroic performance in the Pacific.

Those who have landed at the airport include Sonny Liston, former heavy-weight boxing champion, in 1965; Vice President Walter Mondale in 1976; First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980; Sen. John Glenn, presidential candidate and astronaut, in 1984; First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1987; former Secretaries of State Alexander Haig Jr. and Henry Kissinger, in 1989; and Vice President Al Gore, a recent visitor to the area in the aftermath of “Ice Storm 98.”

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