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Caribou area From our Files – Week of March 8, 2021

100 Years Ago – March 10, 1921

Moving picture business moves Mr. Sylvester has sold his moving picture machine to Fred McGlaughlin, who will show pictures every Saturday night.

Blacksmith at new location — Hale & Thompson have moved their blacksmith shop to a building in back of the grange store.

75 Years Ago – March 6, 1946

Memorials in books at Caribou Library — Those who wish to establish memorials for departed friends or relatives may wish to take advantage of the Caribou Public Library’s new program. It plans on the War Department posting into books or funds for books to be given in memory of these people.

Surgeon may establish here — Dr. Clement Donahue of Presque Isle, general practitioner and surgeon is interested in establishing a practice in Caribou and is in town this week looking for suitable office and living quarters. He is a brother of Dr. Gerald Donahue, who specializes in children’s diseases in Presque Isle.

50 Years Ago – March 10, 1971

New Grant’s store will open — W.T. Grant’s mammoth modern department store opens its doors to the public tomorrow morning. The newest addition to the Caribou Shopping Center is reported to be the largest department store North of Bangor.

Flag from Washington A flag which flew over the nation’s Capitol now flies over Caribou High School. Miss Susan Collins, a Caribou High senior, was one of two delegates from Maine to spend a week in a cram course in Washington, D.C., on the government’s workings as part of the 9th annual Senate Youth Program sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. She brought the flag home with her, and presented it to Freeman Brewer, principal of Caribou High School.

25 Years Ago – March 6, 1996

Auxiliary makes donation The Henry B. Pratt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 of Caribou recently donated a monitor for the Visiting Nurses of Aroostook’s (VNA) hospice program. The donation was presented by Norma Milton, a VNA Hospice volunteer, and auxiliary president Joan Keaton. 

Flight ready Jason St.Peter, a Caribou High School junior, tested helicopter controls with Capt. Benjamin Ayer of the Army National Guard Search and Rescue Detachment, Bangor. The craft is equipped with enhanced night capability and is used to assist in search and rescue missions. The activity was part of Military Career Awareness Day sponsored by the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone. Students from nine area schools were invited to hear representatives of the various branches of the military.

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