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Caribou area From our Files – Week of June 1, 2020

115 Years Ago – June  7,  1905

New store addition The foundation for L. J. Sherwood’s new addition to his store is completed, and carpenters have commenced to putting up the framework.

100 Years Ago – June  10, 1920

New phone H.H. Noles, Chief of Police, has had a new telephone installed in his home on Spring Street last week.

75 Years Ago – June 7, 1945

New fire truck arrives next week — Fire Chief, Elray DeMerchant received word yesterday from the American LaFrance Company that Caribou’s new fire truck was shipped and expected to arrive the first of next week.

Civic League thanks helpers for moving bandstand to square — The Caribou Civic League wishes to thank all those who gave their services in moving the band stand from Teague Park to its present location in the square. The new location allows for larger audiences.

50 Years Ago – June  10, 1970

New conduit will improve telephone service — Traffic flor in the city remained almost normal last week, although a section of High Street from the City Square

Centennial dress-up is urged The Women’s Extension of New Sweden is asking all property owners to look over their surroundings with an eye to presenting a neat appearance as hundreds of visitors are expected for the Centennial Celebration coming up.

25 Years Ago – June 7, 1995

Old school building available Maine Swedish Colony Inc., is now receiving requests for the use of the old New Sweden Consolidated School and Community Center during the 125th anniversary celebration.

Homecoming Weekend proclaimed Caribou signed a proclamation Thursday June 10 designating July 7-9 as the third annual Homecoming Weekend in Caribou.

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