Caribou area From our Files – Week of June 1, 2021
100 Years Ago – June 2, 1921
Forest king tosses car into ditch — Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chase, driving from Easton Sunday evening in their automobile, were attacked by a wild moose. The animal came out of the woods just as Mr. and Mrs. Chase made the turn at Murray Foster farm.
With head bowed and with the antlers touching the ground, the King of the Forest came at the car. The moose struck with such force that the car was tossed into the ditch. Neither he nor his wife were injured and the moose ran off into the woods.
75 Years Ago – May 29, 1946
Traffic safety — During the first two weeks of the Traffic Safety Check Program being conducted by Caribou Police, 200 cars were stopped for the check.
Festival — In celebration of its status as Potato Empire of the United States, Aroostook County is planning a six day Potato Blossom Festival for the last week in July. The County grows one in every 10 potatoes raised in the United States. The Festival will be held in Fort Fairfield.
50 Years Ago – June 2, 1971
Top winners — The Central Aroostook 4-H Style Dress Revue and Public Speaking event saw over 80 4-H youth participating. Winners at the 4-H Style Dress Revue and Speech Contest were Randy Lee Martin, public speaking, Roxanne Nickerson and Lynn NIckerson, dress revue.
USO celebrating 30th anniversary — Dorthy Keenan, Miss Mars Hill, and Terry Walton, Miss Fort Fairfield, join seven others in a bid for the title of “Miss USO” during the USO Day this Saturday at Loring as the mighty base opens its gates to the public. Miss USO will be selected by five Loring airmen.
25 Years Ago – May 29, 1996
Humpty Dumpty sues King — Caribou Superior Court took on a different look recently as members of the Mapleton Elementary School fifth-grade class spent the morning hearing a mock jury trial, Humpty Dumpty vs. Sherman King under the sponsorship of the Maine State Bar Association. Judge Paul T. Pierson relinquished the bench to Justice Mark Brazier, one of the fifth grade students.
Veterans Home names New Administrator — Maine Veteran’s Home Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Steven Gaudette, has announced the appointment of Gary Currier of Madison to the position of Administrator of the Maine Veterans Home, Caribou. Currier is a native of Oxbow and is an avid outdoorsman. He will assume his duties on June 1.