Caribou area From our Files – Week of February 24, 2020
115 Years Ago – March 1, 1905
Potatoes — Mr. D. Messervey of Limestone was in Caribou Wednesday. He considers himself one of the fortunate ones this year as he sold all of his potatoes for 90 cents a barrel.
Grand ball— Soucia’s Orchestra of this town furnished music for a grand ball in Van Buren tonight, given under the auspices of the M.W. of A. Lodge.
100 Years Ago – March 4, 1920
Snow — It is reported that there are snow drifts twenty-five feet deep between Caribou and Presque Isle.
Influenza — It is said that the influenza epidemic has entered every home in Maysville. No family has escaped it.
75 Years Ago – March 1, 1945
Farm Bureau — Aroostook County reports a Farm Bureau membership of 2,646 persons. This is the largest membership ever reported by any Maine county at any time.
Washburn High School buys Army jeep — During an assembly program at the Washburn High School last Wednesday morning, a certificate was presented to the president of the senior class stating that the school had purchased a Jeep through its War Bond and Stamp Sales.
50 Years Ago – March 4, 1970
35th Winter Carnival — The 35th Annual Winter Carnival in Stockholm came to a climax when Diane Dufor and Michael Coville were crowned Queen and King at coronation ceremonies held at the Stockholm Legion Hall. The evening’s events followed a full day of outdoor skiing, snowshoes and barrel races.
Mark School Lunch Week — In observance of National School Lunch Week, the Washburn Senior Citizens Club were served a luncheon Thursday at the grade school cafeteria.
25 Years Ago – March 1, 1995
Chamber prepares for 85th-year fete — The Caribou Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition dinner will be an 85th birthday celebration. This year’s annual recognition dinner promises an evening of celebration and entertainment.
Caribou celebrates 60th Winter Carnival — A ski race, hayrides, hotdog roast and a pet challenge ended the activities of the 60th Caribou Winter Carnival on Sunday.