Lover's Leap on the Kenduskeag, Bangor, ca. 1870

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Lover's Leap on the Kenduskeag, Bangor, ca. 1870

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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..."

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  • 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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