100 Years Ago: 1923

The first moving picture of Lewiston and Auburn, showing its development from the beginning, will be shown at the Empire Theatre on the 4, 5, & 6 of October as part of the regular program. The picture was made at the direction of the Lewiston Journal.

Those who have seen the film at private showings have been very much pleased. Androscoggin county in 1770 is the first scene and from then on, at intervals most important in the development of the two cities, are scenes bringing the history to 1923.

The varied industries of the two cities; beautiful scenic effects along the Androscoggin; the bustle of the city and the quiet of the country: the modern girl and the girl of years ago; the dreams of a bigger Lewiston Auburn in the years to come – all these interests depicted in an artistic and interesting manner combine to make the film one of the most important ever shown in a local theater.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Auburn Councilman-Elect Terry S. Badger filed a report that he spent a total of $401.20 in his campaign. Mrs. Edith Pratt  filed her campaign expense report showing expenditures of $3.50.


25 Years Ago: 1998

They come together once a week from all over Oxford County to raise their voices as one, harmonizing multiple musical chords in the grand old barber-shop style.

They are the Hillsmen Chorus, a 20-member all-male singing group whose motto is “If you are too busy to sing, you’re too busy!” The group will perform at its annual fall show as the closing act of the Oxford Hills Business Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept, 26, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

The chorus began 22 years ago as the Norway-South Paris Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly  as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.

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