Caribou area From our Files – Week of January 12, 2022

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115 Years Ago – Jan. 10, 1907

The verdict is in — The county commissioners made known their verdict Saturday in regard to the prayer of the Independent Telephone Company to set poles, string wires and do a general telephone business in the town of Caribou.

The commissioners decided of the petitioners, grinding them all in favor of the rights asked for.

Making music — F.T. Giberson, has installed during the past week in his store on Main Street a self-playing electric piano of the Peerless make. It renders some very nice music and is attracting large crowds to his store daily.

100 Years Ago – Jan. 12, 1922

Off to the auto show — J.C. Cameron started Tuesday afternoon for New York city where he will attend the automobile show. On his return he will stop in Boston for a few days. Mr. Cameron is the local agent for that well-known auto, the Studebaker, and already has several cars in stock.

Returned from meeting — Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Flora returned Saturday from Bangor where they had been in attendance at a convention of the managers of the moving picture houses in Maine.

75 Years Ago – Jan. 9, 1947

Off to classes — Miss June Tibbetts left recently for Chicago where she will enter the Interior Decorating School for study.

Old fashioned winter — Caribou and surrounding towns received their first touch of an “old fashioned winter” blizzard early Wednesday morning when a newly fallen snow was whipped up furiously by a blasty gale and vision on the highways was near to zero. The snowplows were kept busy keeping the roads partially passable.

25 Years Ago – Jan. 8, 1997

Forsman expands  — A Caribou manufacturer announced an expansion Friday that will create 15 jobs in the next two years. Forsman Sintered Products, a maker of high-tech porous metal filters and ceramic engine components, will move from a site on Birdseye Avenue to a building on Armco Avenue that will be leased from the Caribou Development Corporation.

And the winners are… — The Sweden St. Consignment shop would like to announce the winners for their Freedom Bell drawing. Jack Woods was the winner of the Chess set and Gail LeVasseur was the China Cabinet.