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Historical Items

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Item 99444

Lumber boom on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 99450

Penobscot River lumber raft at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 33560

Log Jam at the Penobscot Boom, Bangor, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1885 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Online Exhibits

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Lumber boom on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Lumber along waterfront, Bangor, ca. 1860Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society The settlement of a long-standing boundary dispute between the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

In 1834, Bangor's population was booming, its port was bustling, and it became a city. Churches, schools, and businesses that served the lumbering