Caribou area From our Files – Week of April 13, 2022

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115 Years Ago – April 11, 1907

Returned with horses — Harry W. Stevens of the firm of L.W. Stevens & Son returned yesterday noon with one of the best, if not the best, car-load of horses ever shipped to Maine, consisting of fancy matched pairs and 10 brood mares.

Recent purchase — Frank and Jesse McDougal, who recently purchased the public carriage business of the Currier Brothers, have their headquarters at G.B. Roberts, barber shop. Telephone ring, 32-4.

100 Years Ago – April 13, 1922

Move expected — C.J. Fornquist & Son expect to close their store in Caribou about the first of May. They will move to New Sweden where they have bought the P L. Youngren store.

Log camps built — C.H. Frazier, who has been building six log camps on the shore of Madawaska Lake for J.A. Michaud, J.B. Roberts, Mrs. Eva D. Ryder, O.T. Pierson, Jerry Smith and Ezra Briggs of this town, has completed his work and last week moved back to Square Lake, where he conducts sporting camps.

75 Years Ago – April 10, 1947

Pioneer couple honored on 55th anniversary — Friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Gallagher, Limestone Road, in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Gallagher are longtime residents of Caribou. They were married by magistrate Winifred Lincoln in 1892. They have both passed their 74th birthdays and are in good health. After the meal Mr. Gallagher retired to a room and appeared in clothes some 150 years old, which had been worn by his grandfather. A formal suit, swallowtail coat and hard shell hat were included in the attire. The couple proceeded to give an interesting informal talk on history relating to their pioneer days in  Aroostook County.

25 Years Ago – April 9, 1997

Wild Kingdom — The County once again has a place just for animals and supplies as the Washburn Pet Shop celebrated their official opening late last month. The store will specialize in tropical fish and birds, although you can find rabbits and turtles roaming about as well. They even have a mascot — a four-foot-long lizard named Mufasa. At the ribbon cutting were Mike Fogarty of the Caribou Chamber of Commerce; Kirk Tibbetts, Chamber Director; Al Dubay, Washburn Town Manager; Jim Hodde, owner of the shop, Tim O’Donnell; Carol Hodde, pet-shop owner, Darley Sperry and Rod Mahan of the Caribou Chamber.

Donation — John Swanberg, president and CEO of Aroostook County Federal Savings and Loan Association, presented a check to the Literacy Volunteers of America. Receiving the check was LVA member Diane DuBois.