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Item 14272

1930 McCann Fire Engine, Bangor, 1930

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1930 Location: Bangor Media: Fire Truck

Item 14263

Bangor Fire Department Engine 7

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1948 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 14260

Bangor Hydro Substation Fire

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Hose 5 Fire Museum

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Life on a Tidal River - Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945

This photo was taken during the 1940s when the trolleys were still running through Bangor. A. Langdon Freese opened Freese’s in 1892 as a men’s…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 1 of 2

G-men captured Dalhover without a fight. He was taken to Bangor City Hall. Gang leader Brady's burial, Bangor, 1937Item Contributed byBangor…