Houlton area From our Files – Week of June 10, 2019
115 Years Ago – June 10, 1904
New coach — Arthur Putnam of this town has been elected manager of the Bowdoin baseball team for the season of 1905.
The doctor is in— Dr. Sullivan, the eminent eye and ear surgeon and specialist, late first assistant surgeon to the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary of Portland for seven years, will be in Houlton at the Snell House from Monday, June 13, until Friday, June 17.
100 Years Ago – June 11, 1919
Prize winners — The prize winners at the Moonlite dance last week were Mr. Patterson, manager of the Direct Importing Co., and his wife, who were acclaimed the best waltzers on the floor.
Drawing in the people — The Gladys Clark Co., which is playing an engagement at the Temple Theatre, used a novel advertising scheme on the street in the shape of an electrically operated piano which toured the principal streets in an auto, playing a fine program of popular music.
75 Years Ago – June 15, 1944
Great start — It was Flag Day and the school children of the town decided some weeks ago that the best way to honor the flag was to stage an outstanding demonstration of bond sales. With a rousing bond sale program more than $33,000 in five school buildings, pupils of Houlton schools did their bit yesterday to get the Fifth War Loan drive off to a good start as every pupil took part in the parade which featured the days program and in the bond sale rally which followed.
Accepted position — Miss Mary Jane Gorham was one of a group of graduates of Becker Junior College, Worcester, Mass., to be accepted for work in the Navy Department in Washington, D. C. as civil personnel. The group was selected by Miss Louise Friot, Washington recruitment representative. Miss Gorham is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gorham.
50 Years Ago – June 11, 1969
Parade of the shoe boxes— Students of Grade 6 at the Littleton School created parade floats out of shoe boxes as a special year-end art project. Each parade was mounted on a toy vehicle, so that it could actually be paraded in the gymnasium. Winners of the art project, directed by Mrs. Serita Dow, were Judith Ingraham with her ‘Miss USA’, Mary Adair with ‘Rapunzel’ and Ann Boutilier with ‘Queen of the Roses.’
Open House— Some 150 people attended the open house Saturday at My Brother’s Place, owned and operated by Garland F. and Emma McIntosh, located three miles north of the Houlton exit of Interstate 95 on Route 1. Some 50 initial sites will be available with underground electrical and water hook-ips, and a sanitary disposal station.
25 Years Ago – June 15, 1994
Breaking Ground — Shop ‘n Save is constructing a 31,000-square-foot supermarket on the Ludlow Road. The location is adjacent to Wal-Mart and 1.4 miles from the current 11,000-square-foot supermarket. Breaking ground at the new site were: David Hutchinson, meat/seafood manager; Karen Bickford, deli/bakery manager; Skip Keegan, assistant store manager; Will Wedge, store manager; Jason Tinkham, customer service manager and Baxter Oliver, produce/floral manager.
Health program — Paul Forest, president of the foundation, presented a ‘Boy and the Boot’ statue to Betty Anderson at the annual Boy and the Boot luncheon held recently at Houlton Regional Hospital. To date, the foundation has raised over $260,000 with the Boy and the Boot effort. The money is used to improve health care.