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Orono, Penobscot, ME

Orono is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. Located on the Penobscot and Still Water Rivers, it was first settled by Europeans in 1774 and named in honor of Chief Joseph Orono, a sachem of the Penobscot nation.

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  • 1854 - Orono
    Orono, a post-township in Penobscot co., Maine, on the W. side of the Penobscot river, 75 miles N. E. from Augusta, intersected by the Bangor and...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Orono
    Orono, in Penobscot County, lies on the west side of the Penobscot River, and adjoins Bangor on the western part of each. On the north it is bounded...Read MORE...


  • News 1892 - EXPLOSION IN A PAPER MILL. THREE MEN KILLED, SIX INJURED, AND TWO DIGESTERS DESTROYED.
    Orono, Me., Oct. 11. - Two large digesters in the Bangor Pulp and Paper Company's mill exploded this morning at 7:30 o'clock, causing the loss of...Read MORE...


  • Orono, Maine, USA
    1892 advertisement

    The Finest Musical Event of the Season.
    Roumania Quintette Club, of Boston

    Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
    Bangor, Maine
    June 24, 1892
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  • 1895 - Orono
    Orono, a post-village in Orono township, Penobscot co. Me., on the W. bank of the Penobscot River, and on the European & North American Railroad, 8...Read MORE...


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  • 1906
    Orono, a post-village in Orono township (town), Penobscot co., Me., on the W. bank of the Penobscot River and on the Maine Central R., 8 miles NE. of ...Read MORE...


  • Orono, Maine, USA
    Town Hall and University Inn
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  • Orono, Maine, USA
    Monument Square
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  • 1962 - December 31 - Perhaps the worst blizzard in the history of the state of Maine finally came to an end. The storm produced 40 inches in 24 hours at Orono, and a total of 46 inches at Ripogenus Dam.

    The Weather Channel

  • 1963 - September 23 - WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1892 advertisement

The Finest Musical Event of the Season.
Roumania Quintette Club, of Boston

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
Bangor, Maine
June 24, 1892
Advertisement

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Bridge Hill
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Orono, Maine, USA
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Town Hall and University Inn
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Monument Square
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  • 1854 - Orono
    Orono, a post-township in Penobscot co., Maine, on the W. side of the Penobscot river, 75 miles N. E. from Augusta, intersected by the Bangor and... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Orono
    Orono, in Penobscot County, lies on the west side of the Penobscot River, and adjoins Bangor on the western part of each. On the north it is bounded... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - EXPLOSION IN A PAPER MILL. THREE MEN KILLED, SIX INJURED, AND TWO DIGESTERS DESTROYED.
    Orono, Me., Oct. 11. - Two large digesters in the Bangor Pulp and Paper Company's mill exploded this morning at 7:30 o'clock, causing the loss of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Orono
    Orono, a post-village in Orono township, Penobscot co. Me., on the W. bank of the Penobscot River, and on the European & North American Railroad, 8... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Orono, a post-village in Orono township (town), Penobscot co., Me., on the W. bank of the Penobscot River and on the Maine Central R., 8 miles NE. of ... Read MORE...

  • 1962 - December 31 - Perhaps the worst blizzard in the history of the state of Maine finally came to an end. The storm produced 40 inches in 24 hours at Orono, and a total of 46 inches at Ripogenus Dam.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1963 - September 23 - WMEB TV channel 12 in Orono, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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