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Located about a mile from downtown on the Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor's Lover's Leap, like many other similarly named promontories across the country, commemorates a young Native American couple who supposedly jumped to their deaths in the stream after being refused permission to wed.
A lengthy poem written by one H.G.R. for 'The Velocopede' in 1869 describes, with a stiff helping of poetic license, "...a tale about this stern old cliff--/A tale of days gone by, of live, and hate, a daring--/Passions that smolder in the savage breast, /With tenfold vigor, unrestrained by fear/ Of social sneer, or educated scorn..."
About This Item
- Title: Lover's Leap on the Kenduskeag, Bangor, ca. 1870
- Creator: Unknown
- Creation Date: circa 1870
- Subject Date: circa 1870
- Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
- Media: Stereograph
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 17 cm
- Collection: Vickery Stereo Photograph Collection
- Object Type: Image
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