Flood, Bangor, 1902

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Flood, Bangor, 1902

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at William S. Cohen School.


This is looking easterly down Broad Street during the Bangor Flood of March 20, 1902. There are a number of unidentified men in three canoes as well a number of unidentified onlookers. Note that there is an African American man with a paddle in the rear of the canoe furthest to the left.

There was a fairly small African American population in Bangor at this time, but they were known as being very hard-working and from proud families and were readily accepted. Ice and log jams on the Penobscot River caused the river to back-up and flood sections of the downtown business district. It was essentially a one-day event.

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  • Title: Flood, Bangor, 1902
  • Creation Date: 1902-03-20
  • Subject Date: 1902-03-20
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 20 cm
  • Collection: Bangor Photo Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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