Akeley farm, Fort Street, Presque Isle

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Akeley farm, Fort Street, Presque Isle

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The George and Beulah Akeley Farm on Fort Street, now State Street, east of Presque Isle.

In 1923, a fire started in the barn and swept through the house, taking the house, the barn, the new car, and the farm machinery.

Eventually, Beulah Akeley became a librarian at the Presque Isle Library, and George became a caretaker at the Methodist Church in Presque Isle.

The March 1945 edition of the Reader's Digest has a story of Beulah in the article "The Most Unforgettable Character I've Met."

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About This Item

  • Title: Akeley farm, Fort Street, Presque Isle
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Local Name: State Street
  • Town: Presque Isle
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 24.2 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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