Caribou area From our Files – Week of June 22, 2020
115 Years Ago – June 28, 1905
Hotel — C.H. Merrill is pushing work on his new Vaughn House. The contract calls for $15,000 worth of work. The old house was three stories. Plans call for a fourth story and will contain 80 guest rooms and 20 bathrooms. One hundred twenty-five guests can be accommodated.
100 Years Ago – July 1, 1920
Pageant — Among those who took part in the pageant at the Normal School Monday were Helen Gray and Helen Trask, students of the school.
75 Years Ago – June 28, 1945
Lions to concrete local swimming pool — Work commenced today on the final phase of the Caribou Swimming Pool on Spring Street, as workmen prepared to lay a concrete pad to the bottom of the swimming pool. Members of the Lions Club solicited funds through the week for the project. It is expected to bring some fine swimming to the local pool.
50 Years Ago – July 1, 1970
Stamp collectors, take note — A two cent postage stamp, imagine it. One was found in New Sweden by Mr. Merritt Leavitt while remodeling the Edith Bloomstrand house which they have purchased here. The envelope was addressed to Niles Olsen, who is Bloomstrand’s father. It was postmarked in the 1880s, came from Portland, and carried the stamp which will be preserved with the envelope.
The circus is coming to Caribou — The King’s Bros. three-ring circus will be in Caribou July 15th. The Circus is being sponsored by the Caribou Kiwanis Club with the proceeds used for the repair and maintenance of Kamp Karawanee on Mud Lake. King’s Bro’s Circus is one of today’s largest traveling tent circuses in the country.
25 Years Ago – June 28, 1995
Limestone pavilion completed — Limestone town manager Troy Brown can’t vouch for AmeriCorps programs in large cities, but when you ask his opinion of the AmeriCorps workers who have left their mark in Limestone, his response is unreserved. The park pavilion involved 9 American workers, 1200 man-hours and ten weeks of time. Without their efforts at the Albert E. Michaud Park, the town could never have paid for such a project.
Limestone celebrates Fourth — The LImestone and Caswell Fourth of July committee will start the festivities with the longest continuous running parade in Aroostook County.