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Fire destroys the north side of the town of Presque Isle, Maine

Aroostook County, Maine, 1857
05/13/1860
The north-east had been suffering near drought conditions for some time and a forest fire had been burning around Presque Isle, Maine for several days.  On this Sunday the fire reached into the town of around seven hundred people and burned eight buildings, practically the whole northern side of the town, including the school.  The loss was estimated at around $25,000 but no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne).
Source Citation: 
H. E. Mitchell and R.W. Pettingill, The Presque Isle Register, 1904 (Brunswick,ME: H.E. Mitchell Publishing Co., 1904), 14. 

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