Caribou area From our Files – Week of September 29, 2021

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100 Years Ago – Sept. 28, 1921

One heavy door The placing in position of the door of a vault in the remodeled rooms of the Caribou National Bank during the past week has attracted a lot of attention. The door weighs 8 tons.

New salmon for Eagle Lake — L.M. Alley went to Eagle Lake on Thursday with 15,000 young salmon from the Caribou Fish Hatchery, which will be deposited in the lake. Several other lakes will receive fish from the hatchery also.

75 Years Ago – Sept. 25, 1946

Anniversary — B.O. Noyes celebrated his 61st year in the watch, jewelry and optical business. His store on High Street in Caribou has been open for 44 years.

Clothing bargains — L.S. Hall Department Store opened its bargain basement on Sweden Street where the “real buys” in ladies coats and dresses can be found.

50 Years Ago – Sept. 28, 1971

New school is dedicated — A new school for victims of cerebral palsy marked its opening by receiving guests at a dedication ceremony in Caribou. The new school is named after Mrs. Helen P. Knight of Fort Fairfield, one of the founders of the program and an energetic worker for its realization.

70th anniversary observance The Pine Tree Baptist Church of Easton will note its 70th anniversary Oct. 3. There will be a dedication of the new communion set and table and the service will include three former pastors. There also will be music and cake, and the public is invited to attend.

25 Years Ago – Sept. 25, 1996

Showroom breaks ground An official groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 20 for the new Walker and Walker Car Dealership showroom that is scheduled for completion in the spring. Scott Walker said the dealership has expanded from 3 employees to 12. The new location is just south of the old one.

Foliage by train The Fort Fairfield Railroad Museum is sponsoring a Fall Foliage Ride on the former Bangor and Aroostook track between Fort and Maple Grove on Sept. 28. The 8-mile round trip passes through spectacular scenery enjoyed in the past by only railroad crews.