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Caterpillar army in Frankfort, a small boy's velocipede, Sunday ball playing in city limits, All Talkie Week at Colonial

Jun 12, 2017

June 10, 1853

By the way of Bangor we learn of the descent of an army of caterpillars upon the village of Frankfort. Millions of them occupied the fences and destroyed the foliage of forty oaks. It was enough to make one ‘crawl all over,’ as they say.

June 10, 1880

The Belfast end of Little River bridge is about finished. The roadway has been widened by building two substantial stone walls, one 80, and the other 65 feet long, and filling in with stone. One hundred and five cords of stone were used in the work.

The persistent small boy with his velocipede makes the sidewalk uncomfortable for pedestrians, in spite of the City Marshal’s proclamation.

Liberty: The village of Liberty is getting metropolitan. The streets are now lighted at night.

June 14, 1894

Complaint has been made in regard to ball playing within the city limits on Sunday, and the City Marshal is to enforce the laws in relation thereto.

The Cunningham triplets are now four years old, and on Friday last they were weighed at Swift & Paul’s. Their united weight was 107 ½ pounds, and individual weights as follows: Rena, 36 pounds; Ralph, 38 pounds; Roy, 33 ½ pounds. Roy, the smallest weighed only 3 ½ pounds at birth, while Ralph weighed 5 pounds.

Letter carriers Thompson and Carter have received their new uniforms, but Mr. Eaton’s has not arrived. City Marshal Kimball has also appeared in his new suit. The police and City Marshal’s uniforms were provided by Owen Bros. of this city, and the letter carriers’ by a firm in Baltimore.

June 14, 1923

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. began its annual business last Monday in its new factory at the corner of Bridge and Church streets with Mrs. Charlotte Stuart as business manager, Thaddeus Stuart, photographer, and Mrs. Blanche Patterson as forelady as in former years. Their salesmen are traveling in various states and the outlook for business is very good.

June 12, 1930

Band Day Saturday Is Also Flag Day

All is in readiness for Band Day here next Saturday. Tags for the benefit of the band will be on sale on the city streets throughout the day, each one of which will carry a number, a great many of which will draw prizes given from the stocks of Belfast merchants. The prizes will be drawn at the dance by the band in the Opera House in the evening. Several band concerts will be given on the streets during the day. June 14 is National Flag Day, as well as Band Day in Belfast. The displays of flags, especially those in the sidewalks in the business section, should be a pleasing feature for visitors here for the day.

Just Received for Band Day Sale – A Splendid Assortment of Elephants. Call and see them at 25 Main St., Fred T. Chase, jeweler.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre as part of ‘All Talkie Week’ : The Isle of Lost Ships with Virginia Valli, Jason Robards and Noah Beery, and Ronald Colman in Bulldog Drummond.

June 11, 1959

Crosby representatives for Boys State at the University of Maine and Girls State at Colby College were Douglas Smith, John Rohde, Gary Walker, John Mullen, Jim Berry, David Estey, Tere Porter, Gail Snow, Phyllis Marriner, Nann Southworth, Carole Smith and Nancy Taylor.

Playing at the Belfast Drive-In Theatre: Walt Disney’s The Shaggy Dog with Fred MacMurray and Jean Hagen.

At the Colonial: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

 

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