Caribou area From our Files – Week of August 31, 2022

115 Years Ago – Aug. 29, 1907

Soon to be — H.O. Spencer, the Sweden street jeweler, who was some time ago appointed inspector of watches and clocks used on this division of the B&A railroad, received this week full requisites for the position, and hereafter all watches and clocks on this division will receive Mr. Spencer’s personal inspection.

Attending conventions — George A. Wright, the photographer, was in Limestone Friday and Saturday on business. This week Mr. Wright is in Boston attending the convention of the Photographer’s Association of New England, it being his constant endeavor to keep fully informed on all the latest things pertaining to his business.

Moved to next location — The Caribou Hydraulic Stone Company has moved its crusher and presser to Van Buren, where the company has a contract to furnish material for a large addition to the Van Buren College. It is also understood that several other buildings in that place are soon to be built of the same material. Evidently the company will have all the work it can handle in a year or two when the real advantages of this kind of building material are more fully known.

100 Years Ago – Aug. 31, 1922

Good guess — The person who guesses the exact number of bushels of potatoes in the September forecast by the government will be awarded a life subscription to the Republican.

Moving offices — The offices of the Aroostook branch of the New England Home for Little Wanderers have been moved from the Mitton, Poland & Bishop block to the Richie block. They will occupy the suite formerly used by Dr. Chas. Thomas. Sharing these offices will be the Division of Markets of the State Department of Agriculture.

75 Years Ago – Aug. 28, 1947

Blankets from Maine wool being produced by Caribou concern — The Caribou Woolen Mills Inc. are displaying several samples of woolen blankets in the Pattee Company window, which are a new product of the mill and for Caribou. The blankets, although not in production now, are made of 100 percent virgin Maine wool, and in beautiful designs. They are 72 by 90 inches, larger than most blankets, and are manufactured under the supervision of a former employee of the American Woolen MIlls. The Caribou Woolen Mills also manufactures woolen yard, wool batts and does custom spinning.

Accepted new position — Glenda Hewitt has accepted a position as cashier at the J.C. Penney Company Inc. store locally.

25 Years Ago – Aug. 27, 1997

New business — Dale Martin is the new branch manager of Schaefer Mortgage Corporation, which recently opened an office in the Downtown Mall in Caribou. In 1991, Schaefer Mortgage was recognized as having transacted the second largest volume of residential purchase money  mortgages in the state of New Hampshire by the Registry Review, a statewide real estate and financial publication.

Promotion — Pine State Airlines recently announced that William “Bill” Belanger of Caribou has been promoted from First Officer to Captain. Belanger has logged over 1,000 flight hours in the company’s airplanes and has received the FAA’s highest certificate of Airline Transport Pilot. He has been called a “great asset” to both the company and as he services the state of Maine.

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