Caribou area From our Files – Week of October 7, 2019
115 Years Ago – Oct. 5 1904
Trucking — George F. Peterson has sold out his trucking business to Nels Olson and Albert Peterson, who will conduct the business in the future.
Offices — The rooms in the Holmes block formerly occupied by the New England Telephone Company are being fitted up this week for their occupancy by F.J. Lafferty and Co. as a display room for harness, ropes, whips, etc.
100 Years Ago – Oct. 8, 1919
Postmaster — Postmaster Fred S. Doyle is tendered to take effect Oct. 1. Ray Gary has been appointed acting postmaster until his successor is duly appointed.
75 Years Ago – Oct. 5, 1944
Potato truck crashes into family home — The Josiah Montgomery residence, north of the powerhouse, Limestone-Van Buren Road, was demolished last Saturday when a potato truck, owned by Omar Bell of Limestone, left the highway on the curve and crashed through the walls of the house. Fortunately the family occupying the house heard the telephone pole crash as the truck left the road and ran outdoors just in time to avoid injury.
50 Years Ago – Oct. 8, 1969
Inspector finds ‘good’ sugar beets — Lew Roberts, sugar beet specialist, worked with MSJ men Emile Beaulieu and Eddie Plourde, in the Van Buren area inspecting sugar beets. Fourteen growers have approximately 800 acres. Roberts has found “some very good beets.” Growers who had a good pH and planted no later than recommended have a very good beet crop, he said.
Carnival of value — Fine quality merchandise at prices you will hardly believe will be found in the Caribou area this week when customers will continue to be honored with tremendous “Carnival of Values” specials. Progressive merchants, courteous salespeople, and the Republican are all working together to offer consumers the biggest welcome and the greatest values to be found anywhere. The merchants are to be constantly alert to your needs, and keep their shelves supplied with merchandise selected especially for your needs.
25 Years Ago – Oct.5, 1994
Author visits — The fifth- and sixth-graders at Washburn Elementary School were treated Sept. 15 to interviews with Don Fendler, who was lost on Mount Katahdin for nine days in 1939. Fendler gave a brief talk on his experience 55 years ago. Following his presentation, Fendler answered questions signed the students’ books and maps, and received their drawings in return.