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Historical Items

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Item 18302

Military family from Dow Field at the Bangor State Fair

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-08-01 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 40162

Flood, Bangor, 1902

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1902-03-20 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 18301

Military personnel, Bangor Fair, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-08-01 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Bangor Soldiers and Prisoner of War Camps Bangor residents in other Maine Company's like Pvt. Alden Ellis, Lieutenant George Anson and George Varney…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

During the 1800's a fair number of African Americans made Bangor their home. John Holyoke, a man from Brewer, was another abolitionist from the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Healthcare Center of Eastern and Central Maine - Page 1 of 2

The original building was fairly small for a hospital and it is unbelievable to see how substantially it has grown into a major operation.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life