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Caribou area From our Files – Week of October 14, 2019

115 Years Ago – Oct. 12,  1904

Jeweler B.O. Noyes, the Main Street jeweler, now has two large clocks, one for local time and one for standard time.

Railroad cars Already there is a complaint among shippers of a great scarcity of cars in which to load stock. The railroads are pressing into use every available box car they can get. In fact, the roads cannot get enough this winter in which to move the immense crop of potatoes in this county.

100 Years Ago – Oct. 15, 1919

Local man John Moulton died Saturday night at his home on the banks of the Aroostook River. Mr. Moulton was said to have been well educated, having attended Holy Cross College. He was probably the largest man that ever lived in the county, some claiming he weighed 450 lbs.

75 Years Ago – Oct. 12, 1944

Student — Miss Dorena Parady of Caribou, now a student in the secretarial department at Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, has been appointed freshman editor of the Nasson newspaper the “Nacon.” 

Museum — After several unsuccessful attempts to secure quarters for a youth recreation center, Ralph Allen, chairman of the committee, reported that they have asked the Nylander Museum of the possibility of using the Nylander Museum during the winter months.  

50 Years Ago -Oct. 15, 1969

Sells Caribou oil firm — Sale of Bearce-Carter Oil Company of Caribou to the Dead River Company has been announced by G. Milton Carter, president of the company. Dead River is the distributor of ESSO Products in Aroostook County and was a former part owner of the Bearce-Carter Co. Carter said that he was disposing of his fuel oil company in order to devote his full time to his Phillips 66 Service Station business. Frank Pike will continue as manager of the Bearce-Carter Oil Company.

Happy tots visit pony The magic land of make believe seemed like reality as pupils of Happy Tot Nursery School, along with their teacher, Mrs. Kenneth Pellietier visited the Pine Tree Stables on the East Presque Isle Road. Laughing faces and squealing tots greeted ‘Ginger’ a Shetland pony. The visitors fed Ginger hay and oats. Ginger was very cooperative, he gave them rides on his back. A driving cart was used to give the children rides around the grounds.

25 Years Ago – Oct 12, 1994

Chamber will host Fall Arts and Crafts Festival The 21st annual Fall and Crafts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 29, and Sunday Oct. 30. Featuring handmade crafts from all over Maine and New England. The Caribou Chamber will host one of the largest shows in the country. More than 140 booths will be set up. Also available will be home baked goods and lunch items. The festival will run Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for admission. The festival will be held in the gym and cafeteria at the Caribou High School.

Stockholm abandons dam construction reserve fund  — Joe Thibodeau was elected to preside over the special town meeting held in Stockholm Tuesday evening to determine how to finance the closing of the Stockholm dump. Twenty-one residents were present as the moderator read Article 2, “To see if the town will vote to abandon the Dam Construction Reserve Fund,” authorizing selectmen to use the funds for the purpose of closing the dump. The article passed by a 10-6 vote.

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