Caribou area From our Files – Week of September 2, 2019

Beth Lacombe, Special to The County
5 years ago

115 Years Ago – Aug.31,  1904

Sunday Schools Aroostook County reported last year that it had 109 Sunday Schools with more than 900 officers and teachers and over 6,000 pupils.

100 Years Ago – Sept. 3, 1919

Bridge The three piers of the bridge across the Aroostook River have apparently been undermined by water during the past few years. Two of the three big stones at the bottom of each pier have already dropped considerably. A crew of eight men began repairs Monday. 

75 Years Ago – Aug. 31, 1944

Contest — “Try-and-Beat-Us” vs. the 4-H Club and their leader, Mrs. Eula Scott, held a local contest last Friday evening at the Sawyer School House, where a program was presented. Seventy guests were present. Country Club agent, Mrs. Hayford was presented and awarded prizes to fifteen members who attained an average of 94 percent.

50 Years Ago – Sept. 3, 1969

Souvenir Books Available — “A Day in Washington” souvenir booklets are still available, according to the Caribou Chamber of Commerce. The colorful souvenir booklets are still available at the Chamber Office in the Hotel Caribou, Aroostook Trust Co., Northern Nat’l Bank, Lupo’s and the high school. The booklet describes the Caribou High School Band’s trip to Washington, D.C. to represent the State of Maine in the Inaugural Parade.

25 Years Ago – Aug. 31, 1994

Concert Nets $3,500 for Cancer Fund Some fast thinking and a generous gift from country singer Lee Greenwood helped turn a difficult situation into a $3,500 gift for the Cancer Fund at Cary Medical Center. The concert was planned as part of an all day Country Music Festival at Spruce Haven in Caribou last Sunday, but was moved to the forum in Presque Isle when the rain washed out the outdoor event. The show itself was outstanding. Lee Greenwood was great and the bands that played before him were also very good. Greenwood sang a number of his award-winning songs, did a little line dancing and finished the concert with his memorable performance of “God Bless America.”