100 Years Ago: 1921

A special meeting of the Twin City YWHA will be held Sunday afternoon at three o’clock at the home of the home of Miss Molly Gurewitz, 360 Main Street, Auburn. All members are requested to attend.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Woodbury Brackett, former Auburn city manager, will participate in the New England Council conference Monday and Tuesday at the University of Massachusetts, presiding at a luncheon session of the seminar.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Duluth Wing, director of the Arnold Expedition Historical Society, and retired forest ranger, gave a presentation on artifacts at Monday’s gathering of the New Sharon Historical Society he and his  longtime partner Cecil Pierce discovered on numerous digs in the Flagstaff Lakes Region. Among them were musket balls, a bayonet, handmade nails, ax head, and musket parts. “I’m one of the few people that has a collection of Arnold artifacts that we can substantiate,” Wing said. By carefully examining journal entries and logs kept by expedition members, Wing and Pierce were able to trace the path of members of the Arnold campaign through the region and locate several camp sites. With the help of metal detectors the two were able to locate musket balls and handmade nails. Some other things Wing has found since include an English half penny, knives, a men’s metal ring, and a tomahawk, .

The material used in Looking Back is produced exactly as it originally appeared although misspellings and errors may be corrected.


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