Stories about "Lewiston-Auburn"
‘The spirit of John’: Lewiston and Auburn dedicate the John T. Jenkins ’74 Memorial Bridge

Friday, July 1, 2022 4:08 pm

A big gathering of friends, family, colleagues, and admirers gathered to remember John Jenkins and to dedicate the span as the John T. Jenkins Memorial Bridge. 

What’s in a Name: Montello

Friday, June 17, 2022 4:12 pm

A residential area just north of campus, Montello is the name of a street, a rise of land familiar to generations of Bates joggers, and once home to two commercial mineral springs.

When ‘The Birth of a Nation’ came to Lewiston and struck fear in a young Benjamin Mays

Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:06 pm

On this weekend in 1919, Benjamin Mays and Bates friends went to see a movie in Lewiston. Afterwards, they ran back to campus, fearing for their safety. Professor Charles Nero helps explain what happened.

From a Distance: What can you see above the Bates campus in 1928?

Monday, January 31, 2022 5:28 pm

Click or tap the garnet buttons to learn what we saw as we virtually soared above the campus in April 1928.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Thorne

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:20 pm

The name "Thorne" goes deep into Lewiston history, providing half the name of the nearby Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary.

From a Distance: 12 things we spied from the sky looking north from campus

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:09 pm

This aerial photograph was taken six years ago this week, showing features like Lake Auburn and the campus smokestack. Join us for the tour!

Recalling 1893, when men were feeling threatened

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:34 am

In 1893, for the first time at Bates, "young ladies of the freshman class outnumber the young men."

Meet the 97-year old World War II vet who helped reopen the Bobcat Den

Friday, August 20, 2021 11:03 am

Shortly after the Bobcat Den reopened after its 516-day closure due to the pandemic, 97-year-old Ralph Sylvester ‘50 arrived for breakfast.

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

Recalling 1941, when Bates touted ‘up-to-the-minute’ airline service

Friday, April 16, 2021 1:35 pm

Northeast Airlines, with a smiling pilgrim logo, used to serve Lewiston and a number of other New England cities.

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