Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Centennial History of Presque Isle, Maine, 1820-1920


"Presque Isle, 1820-1920", an 8-1/4" x 5-1/2" booklet of the history of Presque Isle, Maine, presumably compiled as part of the town's commemoration of its centenary.   Dedicated to Rev. George M. Park.



Second page of text:
"For the facts and dates of the early history the committee is indebted to Rev. George M. Park, to the records of Hon. Edward Wiggin and those of Mr. George F. Whidden."


Inside back cover:


General Committee

Rev. J. C. Gregory, Chairman
F. P. Loring, Secretary
E. W. Fernald, Treasurer
J. H. O'Donnell
J. A. Riley
F. B. Thompson
Dr. F. E. Bennett
J. Frank Guiou
E. T. McGlauflin
E. M. Libby, Business Manager






An alphabetical list of names of people mentioned in the booklet appear at the end of this post.

The pages individually - click on an image to enlarge it.

Site of Armstrong House


Public Library


First House Built in Village by Dennis Fairbanks



Dr. G. H. Freeman


Hon. C. F. A. Johnson


Aroostook State Normal School


Presque Isle High School


Garden Scene on G. A. Parsons Farm


First Engine Over Bangor & Aroostook Railroad


Hon. T. H. Phair


Alex McPhersons's Prize Potato Field


Main Street


Aroostook Bridge


Bangor & Aroostook Railway Station


Municipal Hall


A. V. R. R. Bridge


Squire John Allen


Presque Isle General Hospital




















ADHOS
John AllenC. F. Daggett, Esq.Winslow HallJ. H. O'DonnellMiss Elizabeth Scott, teacher
Col. C. P. AllenMiss Amy Doe of Parsonsfield, teacherJoseph B. HallJames H. OakMrs. Charlotte Scott
John AllenD. DudleyColumbus HayfordPR. J. Smith & Company
Ferdinand ArmstrongA. W. DudleyMiss Minnie Hemphill (Mrs. Frank Tribou)Rev. George M. ParkDaniel Stickney
Catherine ArmstrongHenry DunnMilton HicksDr. F. G. ParkerT
Bertha ArmstrongFrank DyerB. P. HinesMr. ParkhurstF. B. Thompson
James AshbyEMiss Susan Hooper, teacherJonathan ParksFrank Tribou
BG. W. EnglishA. E. HoytMr. and Mrs. George ParsonsW
Dr. F. E. BennettFJCharles N. PerkinsLoren B. Wade
F. S. BickfordDennis FairbanksLewis JohnsonArthur PerryJacob Weeks
Silas BlodgettMiss Hannah Fairbanks, teacherCharles JohnsonSumner PerryMr. Wheeler
John BradleyE. W. FernaldHon. C. F. A. JohnsonCharles PhairGeorge F. Whidden
Irving O. BraggIda M. Folsom; wrote the poem in the bookletJudd - Johnson & JuddThomas F. PhairBenjamin Whidden
David BubarDr. G. H. FreemanLRev. Pingree, Methodist missionaryEmmons Whitcomb
Bull, sawmill ownerGE. M. LibbyDavid ProsserFrank L. White
CW. S. GilmanF. P. LoringRSumner Whitney
Veranus ChandlerRay GodingMLeonard ReedHon. Edward Wiggin
James CloudmanArthur R. GouldLucinda B. MarstonJ. A. Riley
George H. CollinsSamuel C. GreenlawRobert McCannCaptain Rolfe
Mrs. J. M. ConnickRev. J. C. GregoryWilliam McCreeMoses Rose
George Curtis, Jr.J. Frank GuiouE. T. McGlauflinBenton Rose
Mrs. McNamara
Alex McPherson
Lorenzo Merriman



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