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Main Street, Presque Isle, ca. 1915

Contributed by Maine Historic Preservation Commission

The image shows early 20th century homes on Main Street in Presque Isle before the street was paved.

The town was settled in 1819 when the area was part of Washington County. Aroostook became a county in 1839.

The town's population grew in the early 20th century, aided by the Aroostook State Normal School, a Carnegie library, a state-operated tuberculosis sanatorium, a public hospital, and new businesses.

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  • Title: Main Street, Presque Isle, ca. 1915
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Town: Presque Isle
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Transparency
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission
55 Capitol Street, 65 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0065
(207) 287-2132
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