100 Years Ago: 1923

When John F. Mullaney of Auburn, the veteran door keeper of the Maine state fair, successor to Jerry Brackett of honored memory, pulls his stop watch and opens the big front gate, the fair will be officially on. One might have thought that the fair was on yesterday because it was such a busy place, but yesterday was only a preparatory day. If you had been up there and had business with Secretary James, S. Butler as everybody seemed to have, for he was all over the place seemingly at one time, you might agree with his slogan, “the biggest and best fair this side of Brockton.”

50 Years Ago: 1973

The Retired Teachers of District 6 will entertain the Androscoggin County Retired Teachers at the Federated Church in the Village of Turner on Wednesday.

25 Years Ago: 1998

The sixth annual First Light American Indian Intertribal Gathering and Festival, proclaimed by the governor as an official celebration of the Labor Day weekend in Athens, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Forty American Indian craft vendors will surround the dance circle where native peoples from across the United States, Canada, South and Central America and around the world will dance to their traditional ways. Throughout the day craft demonstrations will take place while storytellers will share traditional myths and legends.

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