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Bangor, Maine, USA

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Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA
[BAN-gor or BANG-gor] is the major city in, and county seat of, Penobscot County, incorporated as a town on February 24, 1834 from the former Kunduskee (or Kenduskeag) Plantation. On March 26, 1853 the “Queen City” was incorporated as a city just at the beginning of its legendary history as a booming community when logging was king.

The area was first settled by Jacob Buswell and his family in 1769...

According to Henry Gannett,* Bangor was named by the Rev. Seth Noble, its representative in the legislature, from an old psalm tune...http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bangor/


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Bangor, Maine, USA - Exchange Street
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Bangor, Maine, USA - Norumbega Mall
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1791 - Bangor, Maine founded

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1812 - Bangor fire
During the War of 1812, the British forged up the Penobscot River, shelled the community, and...Read MORE...

In 1834, the 264-acre Mount Hope Cemetery was established in Bangor

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1859
BANGOR, a town of Maine, U. S., the cap. of Penobscot co., on the W side of the Penobscot river, 60 ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Advertised her husband
Anna Wall has advertised her husband, at Bangor, Me, saying he had left her bed and board, and she...Read MORE...

News  1871 - Too Much Snow
Bangor, Me., has had eleven snow storms this season before Christmas.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 7, 1871
News  1871 - Snapped Like Threads
The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union...Read MORE...

News  1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city...Read MORE...

News  1872 - 90 Years in the Penobscot
A cannon recovered from the bed of the Penobscot, after being submerged for ninety years, was used...Read MORE...

1886 - Bangor
Bangor is situated in the southern part of Penobscot County, on the Penobscot River, about 60 miles ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - FOREST FIRES IN MAINE.
County Roads Impossible on Account of the Heat - Blazes Elsewhere.

Bangor, Me., Sept. 13. - It...Read MORE...

1892 - advertisement

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
Bangor, Maine
June 30, 1892
News  1894 - HOTEL GUESTS INJURED IN A FIRE. PEOPLE IN THE MERCHANTS' HOTEL IN BANGOR JUMPED FROM WINDOWS.
Bangor, Me., April 18. - Fire started in the Merchants' Hotel at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The...Read MORE...

News  1896 - FIRE IN A BANGOR BLOCK.
A fire, apparently of incendiary origin, broke out in the brick block owned by J. P. Bass at the...Read MORE...

News  1911 - BANGOR, ME., IS IN FLAMES. Greater Part of City Burned and Fire Still Raging. LOSS NEARLY $10,000,000
Two Persons Have Been Killed, Twenty Injured and Thousands Are Homeless - Mayor Proclaims Martial...Read MORE...

1916
Bangor, a city and port of entry, the capital of Penob scot co., Me., is pleasantly situated on the ...Read MORE...

1953 - January 25 - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Operation Alert 1955 - Bangor
On June 15, 1955, the city of Bangor briefly became a ghost town as it participated in a national...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Kendrick
flag  Martha K. KENDRICK (1823, Bangor, Maine, USA - 16 June 1878, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Michels
flag  Elizabeth "Betsey" MICHELS (6 January 1784, Bangor, Maine, USA - 25 July 1850, Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, USA)
flag  George MICHELS (12 February 1755, Bangor, Maine, USA - , )

O'Brien
flag  Catherine O'BRIEN (1856, Bangor, Maine, USA - 8 March 1874, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Pierce
flag  George Henry PIERCE (28 February 1842, Bangor, Maine, USA - 8 April 1872, East Providence, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1837
Isaac WHEELER (19 June 1817 - 13 September 1899) & Martha Springer NORCROSS (10 August 1817 - 11 May 1876)
married 20 July 1837
 

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