Lewiston Evening Journal for April 10, 1923

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100 Years Ago: 1923

Good progress is being made on the Lewiston-Armory-Auditorium building. The roof is now nearly completed and a few weeks more will see the brickwork finished.

50 Years Ago: 1973

(photo from Sun) Some of Lewiston’s Pine Tree Warriors are standing proud with the trophy they received Saturday, the first place trophy for the St. Patrick’s Parade competition March 18 at Holyoke, Mass. The Warrior’s were notified last week of their victory in the competition and attended the banquet at Holyoke. The Warriors were competing against some of the top units in New England at the event. Pictured from left are Debbie Girouard, Jeannine Girouard, Sonia Landry, Pat Brousseau and Diane Villeneuve.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Aaron Strong is from Lewiston. But, for a 14-year-old, he gets around to 19 countries, thus far. He can tick off all the countries in the world complete with their capitals. “There are 192 of them. Or maybe it’s 193 now,” said the brown-eyed eighth grader who stands 6 feet, 1 inch. He remembers telephone and license plate numbers and can recite the value of pi out to 120 digits. Strong claims he has a good memory. And he’s right. He came in second in the 10th annual Maine Geography Bee Friday, competing against 100 of his peers at the University of Southern Maine, Portland. Facing off against Greg Thaler of Yarmouth, the Lewiston boy nearly fell on the first tie-breaker question. “I had to guess,” he said of his response to a question posed by TV celebrity Joe Cupo: The subductive of the Nazca plate gave rise to what mountain system? “I didn’t know,” said Strong at the Middle School Thursday. “So I asked him to spell Nazca and it sounded sort of Latin American. So I said ‘Andes.’ We both got it right and kept going.”

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