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Wesley Martin on peg leg, Bangor, 1916

Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society

Wesley Martin, a Civil War veteran who lost his leg while in a prisoner of war camp at the age of 17, owned two peg legs - one for dressy occasions and one for every day.

Martin was born in Presque Isle on July 3, 1846 and passed away on January 8, 1930. He is buried along side his wife, Laura Howe, in Ashland Municipal Cemetery, Ashland.

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  • Title: Wesley Martin on peg leg, Bangor, 1916
  • Creation Date: 1916
  • Subject Date: 1916
  • Town: Bangor, Presque Isle
  • County: Aroostook, Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph, postcard
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Presque Isle Historical Society
PO Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 762-1151

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