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Caribou area From our Files – Week of March 9, 2020

115 Years Ago – March  15, 1905

Store Neils Olson, formerly of Caribou, has purchased the entire stock of the New Sweden Starch Company’s store and will inaugurate a grand closing sale on Saturday.

100 Years Ago – March  18, 1920

Influenza — Influenza has certainly struck Sweden Street, someone in about every family being ill with it.

75 Years Ago – March 15, 1945

Elite Bowling Alley opening Saturday — An addition to local recreation facilities comes with the opening of Nelson Solman’s new Elite Bowling Alley on Sweden Street. The new building also houses a restaurant, soon to open also.

50 Years Ago – March 18, 1970

Local men filming picture — Whitcomb Shaw of Caribou is the producer of a feature-length moving picture show, “Fall Line,” for which a complement of 15 New York and Hollywood players and staff is shooting scenes in the Caribou area. Shaw said Monday that the production is a winter drama featuring snow sledding and skiing.

25 Years Ago – March 15, 1995

Band trip In the discussion on the high school band trip, Rick Williams, representing the Caribou Band Parents Association, said the band wants to attend the Festival of Nations April 7-9 in Washington. Students, parents and the community have raised almost $14,000 toward the $32,000 needed for the trip.

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