Contributed by Akeley farm, Fort Street, Presque Isle through Presque Isle Historical Society
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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."
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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PO Box 285, Presque Isle, ME 04769
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