Pictorial Past | Pioneer family at home

The John A. McArthur family gathers at the dinner table in their Waterville home in 1899.
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Our Past | 1978: Mansfield beautification

The following pieces come from the June 22, 1978 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press. The first piece tells about the efforts of several Mansfield clubs in beautifying the town’s main street that year. It sounds like the whole town was practically painted.
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Our Past | 1951: Boy Scout troop excels in ‘Camporee’

This article from the June 7, 1951 edition of Waterville Empire-Press tells about the local Boy Scout troop’s participation in a camping contest.
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Museum open for season

The Douglas County Museum opened for the season on May 23 and had a busy Memorial Day weekend. Lori Leming is the museum director.
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News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago
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Pictorial Past | Waterville library

Citizens of Waterville make use of its public library in September of 1959.
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Our Past | 1978: Waterville athletes honored

This article from the June 1, 1978 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells about that year’s sports awards ceremony.
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News From Our Past

Douglas County news from 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago
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Pictorial Past | Examining wheat

Waterville ranchers Emil Iverson and Kenneth Gormley look at a plot of Luke, a possible new variety of wheat said to be resistant to snow mold.
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Our Past | 1985: Blood drive takes in over 75 pints

This article from the May 23, 1985 edition of Waterville Empire Press tells of a successful blood drive, which included participation from many Waterville High School students.
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