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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The confluence of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years…

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Life on a Tidal River - Welcome

… Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Welcome! to the Bangor Community Heritage…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

Along with ice, logs flowed down the river and created a dam, causing the water to back up. When the water overflowed onto the banks, the Great…

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

First the trees had to be cut, then taken to the river. From there, the river drivers guided the logs to Bangor and boom operators sorted the logs.

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

Print. Penobscot River Railroad History of Penobscot County Maine, with illustrations and biographical sketches.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Resources Bergquist, David. “Life on a Tidal River.” Life on a Tidal River - Narrative, Maine Historical Society…

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

Penobscot River Railroad The Penobscot River Railroad was a “railroad that never was”. It was chartered by the state in 1836 to go from Bucksport to…

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

… resulted from the fire, both from across the river in Brewer. George Abbott, a Brewer fireman, was killed when a chimney from a house on Penobscot…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 1 of 4

… encamped overlooking the Potomac and Alexandria Rivers near Franconia, in Fairfax County, Virginia two months after their involvement at Bull Run.

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 - Page 1 of 2

Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description Pulp mill on the Mattanawcook Stream, before the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Cohen Students

Cohen Students Throughout the school year 2009-2010 more than 120 7th grade students in Mr. Ron Bilancia's quarterly Maine Studies classes worked on…

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Life on a Tidal River - Doughty Students

Doughty Students We have had a blast with the MCHP project during the 2009-2010 school year! Here are a few things we learned along the way: Bangor…

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Life on a Tidal River - Resources

Resources War Effort "Bangor High School students buy $2,748.65 in war stamps." Bangor Daily News Dec. 9, 1943, Print.

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Life on a Tidal River - About Us

About Us Ron Bilancia 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher William S. Cohen School 304 Garland Street Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-6230…

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Life on a Tidal River - Project Process

Project Process 2009-2010 With three schools and two community organizations involved, choosing five exhibit topics for our Bangor Community…

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Life on a Tidal River - Exhibits

Exhibits The first five exhibits in Bangor's Maine Memory site were completed during the 2009-2010 school year.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Healthcare Center of Eastern and Central Maine - Page 1 of 2

… view, Eastern Maine General Hospital, Penobscot River, ca. 1951 EMGH Birds Eye View, 1951. Item Contributed byEastern Maine Medical Center On many…

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Important Women of Bangor

Four Important Women of Bangor Text by The 7th Grade Maine Studies Students of the William S. Cohen School.

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Life on a Tidal River - Dress Up Day

Dress Up Day One of the favorite activities this year has been "Dress Up Day". Both Bill Cook of the Bangor Public Library and Dana Lippitt of the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Football in Bangor

Football in Bangor Research and text contributed by Caleb, Patrick, Cole, Riley, and Nathan Football in the '40s Although the game of football…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Site Resources

Bangor Site Resources Bangor Resources Bangor. compiled by Richard R Shaw. Alan Sutton; Dover, N.H.: Distributed by Berwick Pub.,1994. Print.

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Life on a Tidal River - Then and Now

Then and Now Research & text contributed by Stephanie, Zoe, Rebecca, Reyanne, Mary, Morgan, Mikayla, Matt, and Brandon By the 1940's, the downtown…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor High Students

… Bangor High Students Barbara Sprague X Joey Klam X

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Life on a Tidal River - The Flying Torah

The Flying Torah Research and text contributed by Brennan, Sam, Malik, Hunter, Jon, Jackson, Chandler, Kaitlyn and Ronnie Harold Gordon with…