Caribou area From our Files – Week of October 6, 2021
100 Years Ago – Oct. 6, 1921
New location — Geo E. Robinson has moved into the Dr. Thomas House. The office of New England Brokerage Co. will be located in the office of the late Dr. Thomas adjoining the house.
Telephone company extends lines — The Aroostook Tel. & Tel. Company extended their lines on the Sawyer Road about a mile and telephones have been installed for Robert Tracy, Louis Cyr, Abraham Holmes, Henry McIntosh and Hanford Holmes.
75 Years Ago – Oct. 2, 1946
Bus service launches — A new bus service runs between Caribou, New Sweden, Jemtland, and Stockholm. If you don’t want to take the bus, you could buy a Hudson automobile at Dyer’s Garage.
Odd potato — That queer potato which looks like a wooden pig or dog has attracted a lot of attention in the stationary store window of Malcolm McGrath’s on Sweden Street. The potato is one piece of four parts — ears, head, body — and weighs two pounds.
50 Years Ago – Oct. 6, 1971
Plant has new manager — John O’Neill, vice president of operations for International Refrigeration Inc., announced the appointment of Gary Hall as plant manager of the company’s new refrigerated warehouse on the Grimes Mill Road in Caribou.
Fire Prevention Week — The Caribou Fire Department opened Fire Prevention Week in Caribou with its annual Sunday breakfast, this year’s event honoring firemen as a token of their appreciation. Hearty fare for the breakfast was prepared by Lew Elliot, assistant chief of the Caribou Police Department.
25 Years Ago – Oct. 2, 1996
Mayor signs proclamation — Caribou Mayor Lee Doody recently met with Connie Bell, Fran DeMaio and Madeline Brissette, representatives from the Battered Women’s Project, to sign a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Lucky winner — Daryln Cote and her husband, Hap, from Limestone were the lucky winners of a hand-constructed cedar strip canoe coffee table and paddle rack. The wooden items were donated by Dr. Raymond Giberson of D and G Handcrafted, makers of cedar strip canoes, paddles and seats. Proceeds from this fundraiser were donated to The Aroostook Medical Center’s Annual Fund.