Caribou area From our Files – Week of April 20, 2020
100 Years Ago – April 29, 1920
New Car — M.B. Hayford of Presque Isle was in Caribou Tuesday, purchasing a new automobile and driving it home. He Had the distinction of being the first to drive a car from Caribou to Presque Isle this year.
75 Years Ago – April 26, 1945
Wages — The Aroostook County Wage Committee met in Presque Isle this week and determined that the prevailing wage for seed cutting this year should be 50 to 60 cents a barrel, Count Agent Verne Beverly announced today.
Big Fish — Biggest fish of the season to date, according to the Maine Development Commission, are three landlocked salmon, all weighing over ten pounds, that were taken from Long Lake. All three were caught by local women.
50 Years Ago – April 29, 1970
Observation Equipment on Display — A display of weather observation equipment may be seen in the main reading area of the Mark and Emily Turner Library. The exhibit being shown in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Weather Service was arranged by Henry Godbout, meteorologist in charge at the Caribou Weather Bureau.
Attend Dance Convention — Caribou was represented by 20 members of the Caribou Hoofers Square Dance Group at the New England Square Dance Convention in Portland Friday and Saturday with 6,500 people in attendance.
25 Years Ago – April 26, 1995
MSSM accepts 89 students — The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone on April 21 notified 89 students of their acceptance to the first class in September. Superintendent James Morse said acceptances were out to several local students, including ones in Caribou, Presque Isle, Limestone, St.Agatha and from Fort Kent. ”We expect to be at full capacity with 150 students when we open in the fall,” he said.
Chamber to host annual clean up — Caribou’s annual Clean Up, Fix Up Week, May 8-12, will comply with new recycling efforts. Caribou City Manager Richard C. Mattila said that environmental issues and new procedures at the Tri-Community Recycling and Sanitary Landfill obligate some changes from previous years’ cleanup.