St. George, Maine: Center of the Universe

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Address:
785 River Rd, St. George, ME
Directions:
From US-1 on the north edge of Thomaston turn east at the stoplight onto MA-131/High St. Drive 5.5 miles. You'll see the monument on the left, on the front lawn of a yellow house.
Phone:
207-226-7442
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Center of the Universe

Maine humorist Robert Skoglund and his wife Marsha own The humble Farmer Bed and Breakfast. His front yard is the Center of the Universe, and has a 16-foot-high monolith with a monkey to prove it.

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Center of the Universe Monolith

Maine humorist "The Humble Farmer" (Robert Skoglund) and his wife Marsha own the Humble Farmer Bed and Breakfast. His wit and humor can be found everywhere on their property. Going by the prophecy that "If you can't prove it to be, and if you can't prove it not to be, it could be," he proclaimed that his front yard is the Center of the Universe. In 1980 he built a 16-foot-high granite monolith with a monkey playing a trumpet at the top. "I had never built anything like that and I expected it to fall over in three years," he told me.

[Tim O'Brien, 09/29/2020]

Nearby Offbeat Places

St. George vs. DragonSt. George vs. Dragon, St. George, ME - 3 mi.
Prison Gift ShopPrison Gift Shop, Thomaston, ME - 4 mi.
Owls Head Transportation MuseumOwls Head Transportation Museum, Owl's Head, ME - 6 mi.
In the region:
Giant L.L. Bean Boot, Freeport, ME - 46 mi.

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