Hidden History of Bangor: From Lumbering Days to the Progressive Era

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When celebrity aviator Harry Atwood made the first aeroplane flight over Bangor in 1912, observers were astonished. It was a sign that the city had recovered from the great fire of 1911 that had destroyed its downtown the year before. While some events are well known, many stories from turn-of-the-century Bangor have been lost to time. In this collection, local author Wayne E. Reilly brings some of the most exciting and intriguing hidden Bangor tales to light--from a gas explosion that left a thirty-foot crater in the middle of downtown to the escape of a mayor's pet pig. Join Reilly as he reveals the hidden stories from Queen City history.
ISBN: 9781626190108
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: Hidden History
Images: 47
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Wayne E. Reilly worked at the Bangor Daily News for 28 years. After retiring, he began a weekly history column and has written freelance stories for Down East, Maine Times and other publications. He has won professional and civic awards. He is the author of Remembering Bangor: The Queen City Before the Great Fire and has edited two Civil War-era books.
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