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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad X Text by Chandler and Gabby, students at Presque Isle Middle School Images from and the students X The B&A…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bus Service, Presque Isle, 1957

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's magazine, "Maine Line," v. 5 #5, pp. 4-8; v. 6, #1, pp. 4-7. Note the Braden Theater and Al's Food Shop on Main…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

… was originally designed to protect the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad from the risk of building a railroad in such a rural area as Aroostook County.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook GP-38, Presque Isle, 1991

… Society Description Bangor and Aroostook Railroad's engine 94, the last GP-38 purchased from General Motors Electro-motive Division…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

Walls floors and ceiling of office are wooden. Stove in middle of room has coal scuttle next to it. Large desk on right is high, requiring clerk to…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

In the 1970s, potato farmers in Aroostook County grew sugar beets as a rotation crop with potatoes. While a promising concept, scheduling problems…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad soon followed. About this same time, the Boston and Bangor Steamship Company launched weekly trips to coastal stops…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Delivery of generators, Presque Isle, 1959

… Society Description The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad delivers four diesel electric generators to Maine Public Service in Presque Isle.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Transportation

… came to Presque Isle in 1881 followed by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1894. In the mid-1930's the Presque Isle Airfield was developed.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 1 of 13

It was not until the arrival of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in the 1890s that Aroostook farmers had a more direct route to markets in Boston…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955

… Description The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel engine #41 stopped at the Presque Isle Depot.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… achieved with the opening of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad line to Houlton in 1891 and to Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield in 1894.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

Cement blocks were manufactured in the small building on the left. Joe Gagnon purchased the ice operation from Cecil McCready in 1946 and ran the…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

Maine Railroads Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Station, New Sweden, 1918Item Contributed byNylander Museum In 1858 Aroostook County Maine had a…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

Aroostook Valley Railroad and Maine Public Service Company building, Presque Isle, 1921Presque Isle Historical Society Gould’s original plan was to…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

John Rivers, or all of what is now northern Maine. They subsisted primarily on beaver and muskrat in the winter as a predictable food source, but…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - National Community Christmas Tree - 1959

… 30, the tree waits for transfer to the Bangor & Aroostook flatcar. Presque Isle Christmas Tree, Washington, D.C., 1958Presque Isle Historical…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Braden Theater

Fifteen years later, father and son Arlen and Chris Dow purchased the theater. It re-opened on Saturday, March 1, 2009.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

… echo loud and long, There’s a mighty band from “Aroostook land” with heart and hand so true They are with you to stay and they’re backing you today…

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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

They were operated on the spot by a crew. Train tracks were routinely made of wood. In Lincoln, trains were the primary transport method. Railroads

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Oakfield Historical Society

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Fort Kent Historical Society

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Dairy Farms Memories - Page 1 of 2

He had fifty customers, and woke up at 5:00 AM and delivered the paper every day for six years until he graduated from high school.