Caribou area From our Files – Week of October 20, 2020
115 Years Ago – Oct. 25, 1905
Hunting trip – – Carl Munson, 13, accompanied his father and uncle on a hunting trip to Big Machias. The hunting party returned with three deer, two of which Earl shot.
100 Years Ago – Oct. 28, 1920
School registration — The registration at Caribou High School Tuesday morning stood at 801, only 34 less students from last year’s registrations.
75 Years Ago – Oct. 25, 1945
Music merger — Caribou people are this week being given an opportunity to bring truly great music to Caribou, and at little cost. By subscribing to the Community Concert Campaign — that is, by sharing the cost — they will be able to bring community concerts to our town which could never be afforded otherwise.
New operating table presented to hospital — A new “American” operating table has been installed recently at the Caribou Memorial Hospital, the gift of Dr. Sincock and Dr. Gregory. The long needed table is of the latest type.
50 Years Ago – Oct. 28, 1970
Snowstorm — An Oct. 17 snowstorm, the first of the season, dropped about seven inches of snow in this area, keeping the plows busy. Several farmers have left potatoes in the ground.
Eight-year achievement — Trooper Richard K. Hayford, traffic safety officer for Aroostook County, presented a Pedestrian Safety Citation, an eight-year achievement award, to Lt. John Doak, Caribou Police Department. The police station now sports 14 of these accident-free awards, which the trooper says are, in truth, actually awarded to the people of Caribou who comply with pedestrian safety laws so well that there are no pedestrian deaths in the city.
25 Years Ago – Oct. 25, 1995
Connor’s dry hydrant — With the help of the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department and a grant from the Maine Forest Service, the first dry hydrant in Connor was installed recently on Beaulieu Road. The new hydrant will allow the Caribou Fire Department to draw water, especially in the winter, for fires in that area.
Day in the park — Limestone citizens and elected officials gathered Saturday to dedicate a new pavilion in Albert Michaud Park. Children took advantage of the nice weather and the park’s playground. Town manager Troy Brown said the pavilion stands as a symbol of what can happen when people work together. The dedication was attended by the wife and son of the late Albert Michaud.