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Presque Isle: The Star City

Balloon liftoff memorial, Presque Isle, 1981

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MMN Item 11071 Item Details
Balloon liftoff memorial, Presque Isle, 1981
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Governor Joseph Brennan signed the guest book at the site where the Double Eagle II balloon lifted off from Presque Isle on August 11, 1978 and landed in France. Millie Beaulieu of the Spragueville Extension held the book. Her group sponsored a memorial to the liftoff. Students from Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute created the monument. This memorial was held on July 31, 1981.

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