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Lincoln monument gets makeover

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Posted on October 28, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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PETE MIKKELSEN STANDS with the 107-year-old monument on his land off Quaker Street in Lincoln. Mikkelsen and others recently constructed a sturdy new concrete base for the monument, which commemorates the site of the first Lincoln town meeting and the arrival of the Purinton family in town.

LINCOLN — Once again, the Chase Purinton Monument on Quaker Street in Lincoln looks picture-perfect for all of its leaf-peeping admirers.

The foundation of the 107-year-old monument was crumbling and in need of repair earlier this year when Pete Mikkelsen, the owner of the former Chase Purinton farmstead, decided it was time to take action. The two old millstones inscribed with words commemorating the first Lincoln town meeting held on the spot, were lifted and a new concrete base was created for them.

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