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Historical Items

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Item 99451

Bangor lumber mill workers, ca. 1905

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

Item 99449

Lumber schooners 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

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.

Exhibit

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

Bangor Lumber Company lumbermen, ca. 1910Item Contributed byBangor Public Library The Decline of Lumber The lumbering industry of Bangor started to…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Bucksport and Bangor Bar Harbor train leaving Bangor, ca. 1900Item Contributed byBangor Public Library This was a short line chartered March 1…

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Life on a Tidal River - Exhibits

The ninth exhibit, Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World, was created during the 2013-2014 school year.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life