Living

Caribou area From our Files – Week of November 10, 2021

115 Years Ago – Nov.  7, 1906

Nearly 50 acres — Hon. Eugene Holmes had 49 1/2 acres of potatoes planted on his farm on the New Sweden Road. He harvested 6466 barrels of potatoes from his planting.

Starch  – – The starch factories are nearly through grating this year after a very successful season.

100 Years Ago – Nov.  10, 1921

Spuds take the train More potatoes were moved out of Aroostook County over the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad during October than during any previous month in Aroostook potato history. A total of 3,682 carlots of spuds were hauled during the month of October.

Highest bowling score — Van Buren has a bowling champion. Recently Fred Theriault rolled up a string of 143 points in the Van Buren Bowling Alleys. This is believed to be the largest single score yet to be bowled in Aroostook.

75 Years Ago – Nov. 7, 1946

Scout drive now over $1,300 mark — The Boy Scout Fund Drive now in progress in Caribou has raised $1,300. Drive Chairman Rev. Walter Kellison stated yesterday he expects the $2,000 goal to be reached this year.

Caribou Boys and Girls Enjoy Halloween — Over 250 boys and girls enjoyed a real Halloween celebration under the supervision of Director Emery Plourde. Nylander Museum held the party at the youth center on Hallloween night.

50 Years Ago – Nov.  10, 1971

Unicef is $248 richer — The collection for Unicef made by Caribou trick-or-treaters on Halloween night totalled $248. Unicef notes that the collection this year marked the 25th Birthday of the United Nations Children’s Fund.

CHS Key Club Recently elected officers of the Caribou High School Key Club are Fred Thomas, President; John Murphy, Vice President;  Mr. McCormack, Advisor; Rick St. Peter, Secretary and Dave Crockett, Treasurer.

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.