Houlton Region

Houlton area From our Files – Week of March 1, 2021

115 Years Ago – March 6, 1906

Joins Berry Co. — Miss Mary Briggs, who has been employed for a  number of years with Lane and Pearee, has accepted a new position with Frank P. Berry Co.

Photographer moves — Porter the Photographer has moved to his new quarters in the Frisbee Block over Richard’s Store.

100 Years Ago – March 3, 1921

Seeking fourth story A committee of Houlton business men engaged in a project to raise additional funds with which to erect a fourth story on the Northland Hotel.

Team bound for tournament — The Houlton School basketball team has been selected to take part in the annual Eastern Maine Tournament in Orono. This is the seventh successive year that the local hoopsters have won this contact honor.

75 Years Ago – March 6, 1946

Doctor resumes practice here — Dr. Eugene Gromley will open offices in the Houlton Savings Bank building this week to resume his practice.

Appointments made by Snider — The Birds Eye-Snider Division of General Foods Corporation has announced appointments for the Houlton factory, effective February 1. Miller Stanton, super of the plant assumes new duties as District Manager for both Houlton and Caribou operations. Estle Gallop now becomes the Superintendent of the Houlton factory. Paul McCluskey becomes the new Assistant Super.    

50 Years Ago – March 3, 1971

Hutchinson is elected president of chamber — Eugene Hutchinson of the Town and Country Clothing Store on Market Square has been elected the President of the Houlton Chamber of Commerce for the coming year. Mr. Hutchinson will succeed Lewis Potter as President.

Ricker College may be convention site With the increasing trend towards outdoor recreation, Ricker College believes that many businesses and organizations want to hold their conferences where there are numerous recreational possibilities and a comfortable climate. Ricker College has the largest private complex  of buildings that can be made available for a summer conference in Northern Maine. 

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