Lewiston Evening Journal for March 28, 1953

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100 Years Ago: 1923

The costs of clearing Lewiston’s streets and catch-basins this winter will amount to about $30,000, stated A. G. Roy, superintendent of the street department, to a journal reporter. Conditions affecting his department have been the worst in his experience, he said, and he has been here 17 years.

Work of removing snow from upper Maine street started Tuesday. It began at Saunders Flower House and will advance to the fairgrounds if possible. Mr. Roy spoke of measuring a drift stretching 600 feet between St. Mary’s hospital and Campus avenue, the average depth of which he found to be a little more than four feet. It will have to be dug out by pick and shovel, he said.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The 15-year reunion of the Edward Little High School graduating Class of 1958, will be held on June 30 at the Knights of Columbus home, East Avenue, Lewiston, and a planning meeting was held recently at the William Gardner home, 7 McArthur Ave., Lewiston. At this time, letters were addressed to classmates and plans for the event were discussed.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Students at the Mildred M. Fox School in Paris have raised more than $100, all in pennies, to benefit the expansion of the Paris Public Library. Making the fund-raising project fun, students gathered at the school Wednesday for a penny scramble. Pennies were poured into a kiddie pool filled with sawdust, and the children leaned in to gather as many pennies as they could in 60 seconds.

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