Caribou Zone From our records – Week of March 23, 2022


115 years ago – March 21, 1907 Returning from a business trip – WR Pattee returned on Thursday from his trip to New York, where he had purchased new goods for his three stores, Haberdashery, Boots and Shoes and Notions.

115 years ago – March 21, 1907

Return from business trip — WR Pattee returned Thursday from his trip to New York, where he went to buy new products for his three stores, haberdashery, boots and shoes and notions store.

Back in business — ‘Nate’ Currier, who for several years ran a 10-cent horse-drawn carriage business in Caribou that was sold to his sons last fall, is back on our streets with another 10-cent team, after buying the team and John Allen’s outfit.

100 years ago – March 23, 1922

Contribution paid — WP Hamilton received a check Tuesday from Chas. H. Baird of Cottonwood, California, for $100 as a contribution to Cary Memorial Hospital. Mr. Baird was once a resident of Caribou and always has the interests of the town at heart.

Back from Boston— HA Currier returned last week from Boston where he was selling inventory for the soon to be opened Currier Bros. store.

75 years ago – March 20, 1947

Miss Gloria Barton attends the convention as a GAR candidate – Miss Gloria Barton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Barton of Caribou, was chosen as the DAR candidate and attended the state convention in Bangor. Candidates are selected on the basis of reliability, service, leadership and patriotism. Miss Barton is President of the Senior Class at Caribou High School, a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Arcturus and Reflector teams, Chemistry Club, Senior Cast and has been a junior speaker.

New offices — Dr. Thomas, who recently left active practice to accept the duties of Dr. Porter, who retired with the State Department of Health, now has offices in the Municipal Building.

25 years ago – March 19, 1997

Draw winner — Caribou’s John Gilbert IV was the lucky winner of the 19-inch GE TV that was the grand prize in the Caribou Business and Professional Women’s Club raffle. His name was drawn during Monte Carlo Night. The other raffle winners were Mel Berube of Près Isle, who won the $50 savings voucher from Jepson Financial Advisors, and Ellen Romano from Caribou, who received the $50 savings voucher from the County Federal Credit Union. All proceeds from the raffle and Monte Carlo Night will be used for the three local BPW scholarships to be announced later.

Funds for Field Trips — Dave Keaton, a teacher at Limestone Community School, accepted a check from Jack Parisi, Commanding Officer of Veterans of Foreign Wars at Ext. 9389. The VFW donated $900 for the Close-up program the school participates in each year.

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