Gorham Historical Society Archivist Kelly Dearborn, left, and President Suzanne Phillips are pictured with the desk of Gorham’s first town manager, Eldon Shute, during Saturday’s open house at the society’s new headquarters at Shaw Cherry Hill Farm, Bec Benson recently donated the desk. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Gorham Historical Society Archivist Kelly Dearborn greets dairy farmer Bill Rust at the society’s open house June 3. Rust will soon celebrate his 90th birthday. Robert Lowell / American Journal

Special service at St. Anne

The St. Anthony of Padua Parish will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 11, with a day of healing at St. Anne Church, 299 Main St., in Gorham.

The day will begin with Mass at 8 a.m., followed by adoration at 9:30 a.m. A eucharistic procession will be held at 10:30 a.m., preceding an 11 a.m. Mass.

Following the Mass, adoration will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m., concluding with the Benediction.

Call 857-0490 for more information or visit stanthonysparish.org.

50 years ago

The American Journal reported on June 13, 1973, that Agnes Gibbs of North Gorham returned after visiting relatives for nearly two months in Hawaii and California.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Treasury Department reported on June 1 that the U.S. public debt was $31,467,639,287,8984.39.

Comments are not available on this story.