Keywords: Bangor Waterfront
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
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.
1860Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Text by 7th grade Maine Studies students of the William S. Cohen School. Images from Bangor Public…
… Floods: 1902 and 1976 Train station and waterfront, Bangor flood, 1902 Partially submerged boxcars alongside a double-masted ship on the…
Strong winds quickly spread the fire across the Kenduskeag Stream and burned the Fairbanks Building on Exchange Street, before engulfing the Bangor…