100 Years Ago: 1923

Fire believed to have been caused by a cigarette thrown into a pile of tarred rope did more than a $1,000 damage to the Dupuy and Cote plumbing and heating store, 401 Lisbon Street, Monday noon. Although the fire department responded quickly to a call at Box 53, Cedar and Lisbon street, smoke did much damage to the fixtures and stock, the total damage estimated at $400. One wall was badly damaged by the flames. The firm of Dupuy and Cote has been in business at this stand but one month.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Community Center left Sunday afternoon for a mystery ride that concluded at Bethel Inn. The mystery ride trip was announced a month ago and the first person to guess the location went as a guest. Four clues were given the final clue being that “we might be going to the House of God.” In Hebrew this term is Bethel. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Miller were contest winners. Upon arriving at the Inn those making the trip enjoyed swimming, tennis, golf, baseball, football and bicycle riding. A buffet dinner was served in the evening and the riders returned home late Sunday night.

25 Years Ago: 1998

Plans by a paper company to sell more than 900,000 acres of Maine timberlands were condemned Tuesday by environmentalists, who accused the company of having “no long term loyalty to the people of Maine.” Sappi Ltd., a South Africa-based forest products giant, announced it is seeking buyers for 911,000 acres of Maine woods so it can concentrate on its core business: manufacturing coated wood-free and specialty papers.

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