Mount Hope Cemetery of Bangor, Maine: The Complete History
Mount Hope Cemetery was established in 1834 by the Bangor Horticultural Society to accommodate the growing needs of a booming lumber town. Shortly after it was created, its founders reincorporated as the Mount Hope Cemetery Corporation and proceeded to establish a nonsectarian, horticultural-based cemetery. The corporation began to beautify its grounds, creating walkways, gardens, bridges and ponds—making it the second garden cemetery in the United States and earning it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. From Bangor mayors, Civil War heroes and a United States vice president to lumber barons and gangsters, the cemetery is the resting place of the city's most colorful and venerable residents. With the erection of monuments and the donation of land, Mount Hope Cemetery also made important contributions to the City on the Penobscot. In the twenty-first century, it remains a popular location for burials and with visitors to its picturesque ground. Join historian Trudy Irene Scee as she celebrates this enduring centerpiece of the Bangor community.
The History Press
: 9781609493370
: The History Press
: 04/08/2012
: Maine
: 93 Black And White
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Trudy Irene Scee is a freelance writer and historian who lives in the Bangor area. She holds undergraduate degrees in forestry and history, a master of arts in history from the University of Montana and a doctorate of philosophy in history from the University of Maine. She has also studied engineering and anthropology and has received a number of academic fellowships and awards. Dr. Scee has taught history at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and worked extensively for the University of Maine system. For the past few years, she taught at Husson University in Bangor. She has published academic essays, held photographic exhibits and worked as a journalist. In addition to City on the Penobscot: A Comprehensive History of Bangor, Maine, she has published Tragedy in the North Woods: The James Hicks Murders with The History Press.
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