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  • 1791 - Bangor, Maine founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1812 - Bangor fire
    During the War of 1812, the British forged up the Penobscot River, shelled the community, and ignited a disastrous fire virtually destroying it.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bangor/

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

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bangor/

  • 1854 - Bangor
    Bangor, a city, port of entry, and seat of justice of Penobscot county, Maine, on the right bank of Penobscot river, about 60 miles from its mouth. It...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BANGOR, a town of Maine, U. S., the cap. of Penobscot co., on the W side of the Penobscot river, 60 m. from the ocean; in N lat. 44 48, W long. 68 47;...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 refuses to pay his debts.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869

  • News 1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city tonight, the bridge over the Hampden Road gave way,...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Snapped Like Threads
    The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were rec...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 1872 - 90 Years in the Penobscot
    A cannon recovered from the bed of the Penobscot, after being submerged for ninety years, was used to fire a salute at Bangor on Washington's birthday...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Bangor
    Bangor is situated in the southern part of Penobscot County, on the Penobscot River, about 60 miles from the sea and 30 from the head of the hay, and ...Read MORE...


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

    Bangor, Me., Sept. 13. - It has now been more than a month since a single drop o...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - A HEAVY EXPLOSION. An Acre of Ground Covered by Debris from a Charcoal Pit.
    There was a big blow out at the charcoal pit of Mr. Fred Cort, at Glenburn, Tuesday, and the air was full of debris for a short time. At the time of t...Read MORE...


  • Bangor, Maine, USA
    Exchange Street
    Postcard
  • Bangor, Maine, USA
    1892 advertisement

    No Mosquitoes
    Will Bite You!
    If you use freely HARLOW'S 'COMFORT' for Sportsmen, Anglers, or others who frequent the woods at this season.
    This has been used and approved for years. There is no better preparation in the... Read MORE...

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  • 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 flames went up through the four stories to the roof ve...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bangor
    Bangor, a city and port of entry, the capital of Penobscot co., Me., is pleasantly situated on the right bank of the Penobscot River, at the mouth of ...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 foot of Main street in Bangor, Me., Saturday evening....Read MORE...


  • Bangor, Maine, USA
    Public Market
    Postcard
  • Bangor, Maine, USA
    Central Fire Station
    Postcard
  • 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 Law and Calls Out Troops.

    Bangor, Me, May 1 - Dam...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Bangor, a city and port of entry, the capital of Penob scot co., Me., is pleasantly situated on the right bank of the Penobscot River, at the mouth of...Read MORE...


  • Bangor, Maine, USA
    Norumbega Mall
    Postcard
  • 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 civil defense exercise in which about fifty cities a...Read MORE...




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1892 advertisement

No Mosquitoes
Will Bite You!
If you use freely HARLOW'S 'COMFORT' for Sportsmen, Anglers, or others who frequent the woods at this season.
This has been used and approved for years. There is no better preparation in the... Read MORE...

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  • 1791 - Bangor, Maine founded

    www.wikipedia.org
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  • 1812 - Bangor fire
    During the War of 1812, the British forged up the Penobscot River, shelled the community, and ignited a disastrous fire virtually destroying it.
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bangor/
  • In 1834, the 264-acre Mount Hope Cemetery was established in Bangor

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bangor/
  • 1854 - Bangor
    Bangor, a city, port of entry, and seat of justice of Penobscot county, Maine, on the right bank of Penobscot river, about 60 miles from its mouth.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BANGOR, a town of Maine, U. S., the cap. of Penobscot co., on the W side of the Penobscot river, 60 m. from the ocean; in N lat. 44 48, W long. 68... 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 refuses to pay his debts. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 19, 1869
  • 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 Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city tonight, the bridge over the Hampden Road gave... 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 to fire a salute at Bangor on Washington's... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Bangor
    Bangor is situated in the southern part of Penobscot County, on the Penobscot River, about 60 miles from the sea and 30 from the head of the hay, and ... Read MORE...

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

    Bangor, Me., Sept. 13. - It has now been more than a month since a single drop... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - A HEAVY EXPLOSION. An Acre of Ground Covered by Debris from a Charcoal Pit.
    There was a big blow out at the charcoal pit of Mr. Fred Cort, at Glenburn, Tuesday, and the air was full of debris for a short time. At the time of... Read MORE...

  • 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 flames went up through the four stories to the roof... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Bangor
    Bangor, a city and port of entry, the capital of Penobscot co., Me., is pleasantly situated on the right bank of the Penobscot River, at the mouth of ... 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 foot of Main street in Bangor, Me., Saturday... 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 Law and Calls Out Troops.

    Bangor, Me, May 1 -... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bangor, a city and port of entry, the capital of Penob scot co., Me., is pleasantly situated on the right bank of the Penobscot River, at the mouth... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • Operation Alert 1955 - Bangor
    On June 15, 1955, the city of Bangor briefly became a ghost town as it participated in a national civil defense exercise in which about fifty cities... Read MORE...

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