BANGOR , acity,
See also:port of entry, and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:Penobscot county, Maine, U.S.A., at the confluence of the Kenduskeag stream with the Penobscot
See also:river, and at the
See also:head of navigation on the Penobscot, about 6o m. from the ocean, and about 75 M . N.E. of
See also:Augusta . Pop . (1890) 19,103; (1900) 21,850, of whom 3726 were
See also:born and 176 were negroes; (1910,
See also:census) 24,803 . A
See also:bridge (about 1300 ft. long) across the Penobscot connects Bangor with
See also:Brewer (pop. in 1910, 5667) . Bangor is served directly by the Maine Central railway, several important branches radiating from the city, and by the Eastern Steamship
See also:line; the Maine Central connects near the city with the Bangor & Aroostook railway (whose general offices are here) and with the
See also:Washington County railway . The business portion of the city lies on both sides of the Kenduskeag and for about 3 M. along the W.
See also:bank of the Penobscot, which is here quite low, while many
See also:fine residences are on the hillsides farther back . Bangor is the seat of three state institutions—the Eastern Maine general hospital, the Eastern Maine insane hospital and the
See also:law school of the University of Maine—and of the Bangor Theological Seminary (Congregational), incorporated in 1814, opened at
See also:Hampden in 1816, removed to Bangor in 1819, and empowered in 1905 to confer degrees in divinity . The city has several public parks, a public library and various charitable institutions, among which are a
See also:children's home, a home for aged men, a home for aged
See also:women and a deaconesses' home . Among the
See also:principal buildings are the county
See also:house, the Federal
See also:building, the city
See also:hall and the
See also:opera'house . The Eastern Maine
See also:Music Festival is held in Bangor in
See also:October of each
See also:year . The rise of the
See also:tide here to a height of 17 ft. makes the Penobscot navigable for large vessels; the Kenduskeag furnishes
See also:water-power; and the city is the
See also:trade centre for an extensive agricultural
See also:district .
The Eastern Maine State
See also:Fair is held here annually . Bangor is one of the largest
See also:lumber depots in the
See also:United States, and also
See also:ships considerable quantities of ice . The city's foreign trade is of some importance; in 1907 the imports were valued at $2,720,594, and the exports at $1,272,247 . Bangor has various manufactures, the most important of which (other than those dependent upon lumber) are boots and shoes (including moccasins); among others are trunks, valises, saws, stoves, ranges and furnaces, edge tools and cant
See also:dogs, saw-
See also:mill machinery,
See also:brick, clothing, cigars,
See also:flour and
See also:dairy products . In 1905 the city's factory products were valued at $3,4o8,355 . The
See also:municipality owns and operates the water-
See also:works (the water-supply being
See also:drawn from the Penobscot by the
See also:system) and an electric-
See also:lighting plant; there is also a large electric. plant for generation of
See also:electricity for power and for commercial lighting, and in Bangor and the vicinity there were in 1908 about 6o m. of electric street-railway . Bangor has been identified by some antiquarians as the site of the mythical city of Norumbega, and it was reported in 1656 that Fort Norombega, built by the French, was
See also:standing here; but the authentic
See also:history of Bangor begins in 1769 when the first settlers came . The settlement was at first called Conduskeag and for a
See also:time was locally known as
See also:Sunbury . In 1791 the
See also:town was incorporated, and through the influence of the Rev .
See also:Noble, the first pastor, the name was changed to Bangor, the name of one of his favourite hymn-tunes . During the war of 1812 a
See also:British force occupied Bangor for several days (in
See also:September 1814), destroying vessels and cargoes . Bangor was chartered as a city in 1834 .
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