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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 31910

Beginning of the Bangor fire, 1911

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1911-04-30 Location: Bangor; Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 31904

Downtown building on fire, Bangor, 1911

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

Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

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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.

Site Pages

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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

Print. Robbins, Ryan R. The Great Fire of 1911. Bangor In Focus. 1995-2010. Web. 10 May 2010. Rowe, Ethel.

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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…