Contributed by Bangor Public Library
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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Bangor (Me.)--Flood, 1902
- African Americans--Maine--Bangor
- African American
- Bangor Flood
- Bangor Flood Of 1902
- Broad Street
- Men In Canoes
For more information about this item, contact:Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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