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Historical Items

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Item 14379

House on Broadway in Bangor - Fire of 1911

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1911 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 34772

Haybarn on fire on bank of Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1911

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1911-04-30 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 31283

Franklin Street, Bangor, 1911

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1911 Location: Bangor Media: Lantern slide

Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 2 of 2

The Bangor Fire of 1911 Resource Page Bangor, Brewer, Old Town, Orono and Veazie Directory. No. 12. 1910-11. Bangor: Cannon & Co. Print.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

Over the course of 15 hours, the fire destroyed 267 buildings, 55 acres and caused over $3 million in damages throughout downtown Bangor and up…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Site Resources

Vickery, James B. Made in Bangor: economic emergence and adaptation, 1834-1911. Bangor, Me.: Bangor Historical Society & Museum, 1984. Print.