Houlton area From our Files (week of March 6, 2019)
115 Years Ago – March 11, 1904
Home with horses — L. S. Weiler arrived home from Chicago Thursday morning with a carload of horses. These horses are now on sale at Weiler’s stable, Mechanic St.
Good guess work — 337 was the number of seeds in the squash in Fox Bros’ window. Mr. Burnham Bell of this town came the nearest to that number with a guess of 322. The beautiful set of dishes, consisting of 48 pieces, were delivered to Mr. Bell Monday.
100 Years Ago – March 5, 1919
Sign — An attractive electric sign was placed in position at the Dream Theatre last week, which will nightly guide the way to this popular Theatre.
New owners — Vose & Hannigan, owners of the Houlton Planing Mill, have purchased the Davis Mill Property, including their storehouses at the B & A, and other property, from Gabriel Bros. and will conduct this plant in connection with their present mill.
75 Years Ago – March 9, 1944
Alumni meeting — Dr. L. D. Young left Tuesday for Boston, where he will attend an alumni meeting and Clinic at Tufts College. He will return Monday.
Awarded first place — Announcement has been made for Richard M. Hallet, chairman of the Maine Salvage Committee, that Aroostook County and the Town of Bingham won first prizes in the collection of scrap metal by Maine counties and communities, respectively, in 1943. As a result, two first-place trophy cups, donated by the Bath Iron Works Corp., will be presented to Aroostook County and the Town of Bingham.
50 Years Ago – March 5, 1969
Receives donation — A total of $425 has been received to date in the drive for funds to help defray the initial costs of setting up the area ambulance service. Among those contributing to date are the American Legion, Houlton Fish and Game Club, Know Your Neighbor Club, Portia Rebekah Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Sunshine Club, Eastern Star, Past Noble Grand’s Association, Dr. John B. Madigan, the Court Street Baptist Church and the Houlton Grange.
Named — J. Michael Henderson of Houlton has been named as an agent with the Farm Family Insurance Companies of Glenmont, N.Y. Mr. Henderson will work in the Roger Ennis agency for the Farm Bureau Insurance Services. He will be working with Farm Bureau members throughout the Houlton area.
25 Years Ago – March 9, 1994
Gathering friends — WalMart donated 20 teddy bears to town police and ambulance personnel to use with young children involved in traumatic situations. To show off the furry friends, Peggie Morgan, assistant manager of Houlton Walmart, and Cpl. Maurice Ellis of the Houlton Police Department got together to put them in the back of one of the Houlton ambulances.
Recliner winner — Leonard Devoe of Houlton was the winner of a new recliner in a recent drawing at Houlton Appliance and Mattress Center.