Houlton area From our Files – Week of May 10, 2021
100 Years Ago – May 12, 1921
Attractive show window — One of the handsomest show windows seen in town for a long time and one that seems to have “punch” is that of P.S. Berrie, the Main Street Music Store man. It is decorated with instruments and records of all shapes and sizes.
Mars Hill Man is assistant attorney general — Attorney General Ransford W. Shaw has announced the appointment as Assistant Attorney General of William H. Fisher of Augusta.
75 Years Ago – May 8, 1946
Steam laundry changes hands — The Houlton Steam Laundry, started here in the 1870s and one of the oldest businesses in town, has been sold by its owner, A.A. Hutchinson, to Cheryl Hogan, who will take possession by May 20th.
Election — Truman Sleeper was re-elected president of the Molunkus Fish and Game Club in Sherman Mills at their meeting held last week at the Grange hall with 67 members and guests present.
50 Years Ago – May 12, 1971
A new plan — A plan that would convert Market Square to a shopping mall with pedestrian traffic only and would provide decorative mansard roofs along the front of stores in the Maine/Court Street shopping district, is being proposed for Houlton.
Kiwanis Club — The Monticello Kiwanis Club observed its 10th anniversary Saturday with a ladies night program at Parkview Terrace in Houlton. Clifton Miller, president of the club was the speaker.
25 Years Ago – May 8, 1996
New hall underway — The Houlton Fair Committee directors broke ground on a new 40’x60’, $65,000 exhibit hall on May 2. The hall is expected to be completed in time for the fair this year on June 26.
Shriners plan county event — The Central Aroostook area will see a population explosion at least temporarily in June. That is when members of the Anah Temple will host more than 1200 Shriners and their guests for the Temple’s annual initiation ceremony. The County is host to the Convention only once every 10 years.