100 Years Ago: 1923

Examples of vandalism In the vicinity of the Lewiston playgrounds at the city park are almost of daily occurrence says the caretaker. Dressing tents, erected by the Community Service for the boys and girls to use in changing to bathing suits, bear innumerable rents and tears from nightly marauders. Tents ropes are found to be cut in the morning and often the poles and side supports toppled over.

50 Years Ago: 1973

The world famous Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, will make its only appearance in the area Sunday, July 29, at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick.

25 Years Ago: 1998

On a sharp curve on Route 41 in Mount Vernon, drivers routinely do a double take at Bob and Julie Miners’ farm. Behind 10-foot chain link fences are lions, tigers, and bears. Oh, my. In a wild, three -acre menagerie of 200 animals there are wallabies, barking deer, badgers, a gibbon, crested macaque, African lions, Siberian tigers, black leopards, cougars and black bears, as well as the relatively mundane pygmy goat, llama and deer.

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