Lewiston Evening Journal for Feb. 7, 1923

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The ski jump at Pettingill Park, Auburn, will be lengthened to allow for a 66 foot leap, stated Phillp LeBoutillier, Auburn Community Service Director Wednesday.

The change is to be made for the three-day carnival, beginning on Washington’s birthday. The longest leap made from a ski jump up to date has been a little more than 42 feet. Community Service also plans to erect bleachers at the rink on Court Street where the big hockey games will take place.

Among the events in the carnival as arranged Wednesday by the carnival committees are: a chariot race, or a tilting contest. between Rotary and Kiwanis, Friday afternoon, Feb. 28, and a carnival ball in Auburn Hall, Friday evening when the carnival queen will be crowned.

One of the events on Washington’s birthday will be a tug of war tournament on snowshoes for factory employees in Pettingill Park. Each team will have five men. The winning team is to receive a silver cup.


50 Years Ago: 1973

Mrs. William Schwind provided an interesting program for members of the Auburn Art Club at a meeting held this week at the Kate J. Anthony House.

Mrs. Schwind and her husband own and operate an antique shop at 1824 Howe at Rumford Point. She received her degrees from Penn State and Temple University and formerly taught art in Philadelphia.

“What Flowers Mean to Me” was the topic chosen by Mrs. Schwind and she illustrated her remarks by displaying lovely old etchings and lithographic prints done in the 18th and 19th centuries. She also had brought several old-fashioned valentines made by the New England Valentine Co. in the 18th century and these were passed around for the inspection of the members.

The speaker also showed several silk screen prints and etchings she had done.

Hostesses for the afternoon were Mrs. Welbourne O. Shaw, Mrs. Theodore Paul, Mrs. R.C. Whitehouse and Mrs. R. W. Greenleaf.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The Norlands Living History Center will offer Jingle Bell Rides from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hot cocoa and popcorn will be available in the Farmer’s Cottage and a tour of the barn is included. Fee is $5 for adults, $3 for children, free 2 and under.

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