Caribou area From our Files – Week of May 11, 2020
115 Years Ago – May 17, 1905
Torn Down — The old George Shaw Blacksmith’s Shop was torn down yesterday, thus removing one more old landmark in town.
100 Years Ago – May 20, 1920
A Hard Trip — A young man from Caribou, Ira Stewart is having great difficulty getting a motor truck home from Bangor. He has had to haul it out of several huge potholes in which the heavy truck got stuck. He had to walk 16 miles to get help. But we heard eventually he made it home to Caribou.
75 Years Ago – May 17, 1945
Elm Trees in Stockholm — The Improvement Society has been very busy this Spring. 125 Chinese Elm Trees have been planted throughout the town.
50 Years Ago – May 20, 1970
Gubernatorial Candidate To Visit Area — Calvin F. Grass, a native of Limestone and the Republican candidate for the Governor’s post in Maine, will be in the area with his family this weekend, according to Bruce Billings, Chairman of the Limestone Republican Committee.
Cancer Drive Nets $400 — Co-Chairman Mrs. William Webb and Mrs Austin Carouth have announced that over $400 was collected during the Cancer Drive in Limestone.
25 Years Ago – May 17, 1995
Conference For Girls — The Abnaki and Kennebec Girl Scout Council’s sponsored the “Be Your Best Conference” for girls and adult women in their lives on Saturday, April 29, at the Caribou Performing Arts Center. The daylong event featured workshops and a variety of activities. Also a performance was presented by Robin Mello titled “Women’s Voices,” a group of stories about girls who turn out to be heroines. There were more than 100 participants in the event.
Participate In Fundraiser — More than 30 town residents took part in the “March For Parks” parade held recently in Limestone in honor of Earth Day. Participants took pledges and walked from the Community School to the Albert E. Michaud Park and back. A fundraiser is currently being held to build a pavilion, picnic shelters and bench covers at the park. So far, approximately $2,000 of the $4,000 needed has been raised.