100 Years Ago: 1921

Auburn motorists will have to drive with one eye on their speedometer from now on. Officer Bubier made his first two arrests Saturday and Sunday, and the motorists answered to charges in the Auburn municipal court. Signs have been placed in conspicuous positions on every road leading into the city, and there is no excuse for not knowing that “18 miles an hour” is the limit.

50 Years Ago: 1971

Lewiston Police Chief Lucien Longtin is urging bicyclists to be safety conscious. Parents should make sure, he says, that a child’s bicycle is in good operating condition and that the youngsters observe the rules of the road.

25 Years Ago: 1996

Every summer, Annie Duquette leaves the comforts of suburban life and a 9 to 5 job on the east coast. For the next three months she will live in a tent to serve as traffic cop, den mother, messenger and nurse for the 1,200 climbers hoping to reach the 20,320-foot summit of Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak. Duquette, 46, is base camp manager on the Kahiltna Glacier. From her perch at 7,000 feet, she is the link between the climbers and the air taxi operators who ferry them. Duquette is spending her sixth season managing the Kahiltna camp. Even in summer, the base camp can see heavy snow, fierce winds and bitterly cold temperatures. The environment — ice, rock, snow and the towering peaks that surround her tent — draw her. “Words can’t describe it. I think it has a really strong force,” she said.

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