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Presque Isle, Maine, USA

Presque Isle, Aroostook, ME

Presque Isle is a city in Aroostook County, settled in 1828 and incorporated on April 4, 1859 from Plantations from F, G and H. It annexed the town of Maysville in 1883 and was incorporated as a city on January 1, 1940.

The French presque isle means "almost an island," based on the twists and turns of the Aroostook River and the Presque Isle Stream.

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  • 1854 - Presque Isle
    Presque Isle, a post-office of Aroostook co., Maine.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1883 - Towns Combine
    In 1883, the town of Maysville became a part of Presque Isle.

  • 1886 - Presque Isle
    Presque Isle lies in the second range of townships in Aroostook County, a few miles south of Aroostook River. It is bounded on the north by...Read MORE...


  • Presque Isle, Maine, USA
    Main St., Presque Isle, Me.
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  • 1895 - Presque Isle
    Presque Isle, a post-village in Presque Isle township, Aroostook co., Me., near the Aroostook River, 42 miles N. by W. of Houlton. It contains 3...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Presque Isle, a post-village in Presque Isle township (town), Aroostook co., Me., near the Aroostook River, 42 miles N. by W. of Houtlon, on the...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - MANY HOUSES BURNED DOWN. THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS AT PRESQUE ISLE, ME. RAVAGES RESIDENCE SECTION. FIRE DESTROYS ONE HUNDRED DWELLINGS, THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, THE MASONIC HALL AND SEVERAL OTHER STRUCTURES
    HIGH WIND LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXTENT OF THE DISASTER. SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.

    Presque Isle, Me., June 8. - The entire northeasterly...Read MORE...


  • Presque Isle, Maine, USA
    Dormitory & Normal School
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  • On January 1, 1940, Presque Isle was incorporated as a city.


  • Presque Isle, Maine, USA
    Main Street
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  • 1956 - October 13 - WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins

    historyorb.com


  • Presque Isle is the wettest city in Maine, averaging 103 days of precipitation each year.

    National Weather Service



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Main St., Presque Isle, Me.

Presque Isle, Maine, USA

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Dormitory & Normal School

Presque Isle, Maine, USA

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History, News and Stories of Presque Isle, Maine, USA

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  • 1854 - Presque Isle
    Presque Isle, a post-office of Aroostook co., Maine.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1883 - Towns Combine
    In 1883, the town of Maysville became a part of Presque Isle.
  • 1886 - Presque Isle
    Presque Isle lies in the second range of townships in Aroostook County, a few miles south of Aroostook River. It is bounded on the north by... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Presque Isle
    Presque Isle, a post-village in Presque Isle township, Aroostook co., Me., near the Aroostook River, 42 miles N. by W. of Houlton. It contains 3... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Presque Isle, a post-village in Presque Isle township (town), Aroostook co., Me., near the Aroostook River, 42 miles N. by W. of Houtlon, on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - MANY HOUSES BURNED DOWN. THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS AT PRESQUE ISLE, ME. RAVAGES RESIDENCE SECTION. FIRE DESTROYS ONE HUNDRED DWELLINGS, THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, THE MASONIC HALL AND SEVERAL OTHER STRUCTURES
    HIGH WIND LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXTENT OF THE DISASTER. SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.

    Presque Isle, Me., June 8. - The entire northeasterly... Read MORE...

  • On January 1, 1940, Presque Isle was incorporated as a city.
  • 1956 - October 13 - WAGM TV channel 8 in Presque Isle, ME (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins

    historyorb.com

  • Presque Isle is the wettest city in Maine, averaging 103 days of precipitation each year.

    National Weather Service

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