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John Bapst High School, Bangor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: circa 1930 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard


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John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… would continue to spread up French Street and Broadway as far as Broadway Park. A late night rain helped firefighters gain the upper hand on the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Print. Vickery, James B. Made in Bangor. Bangor: Bangor Historical Society, 1984, Print. Zelz, Abigail E. and Marilyn Zoidis. Woodsmen and Whigs.

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Lincoln, Maine - Other Early Hospitals

… he first helped operate two hospitals, on West Broadway. The hospitals were the Stratton Hospital and the Margaret Workman Hospital. Dr.