100 Years Ago: 1923

President and Mrs. Coolidge attended the theater for the first time since going to the White House to see John Drinkwater’s play, Robert E. Lee.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Vincent Giberti, former chief of the Auburn Fire Department, now serving as State Fire Inspector, will address Credit Women International International at a dinner meeting at Happy Jack’s Restaurant at 6:30 pm Wednesday. A social hour will open at 5:30. Inspector Giberti has entitled his talk, “A Day With the State Fire Inspector.”

25 Years Ago: 1998

(interview with Beverly Shaw)


Performing on her horse, Lucky, for four years was a dream come true for 19 year old Beverly Shaw.

It was 1944 and life for Shaw became an adventure. The Roy Rogers Show came to her vicinity in Springfield, Mass., where after school she and her sister performed stunts on horseback for people. They had worked up a number of area shows calling themselves the Shaw Sisters.

Roy’s showman got suddenly sick and he had no one to replace him. Someone said, “Oh, don’t you know about the Shaw Sisters?” He sent out a scout to watch us, and hired us immediately. We started touring just like that.

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