The City of Bangor: The Industries, Resources, Attractions and Business Life of Bangor and Its Environs ... (Google eBook)

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E.M. Blanding, 1899 - 256 pages
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Page 257 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 39 - From the high lands overlooking the city the view is particularly fine, the mountains which fill the eastern horizon making a fitting background to the picture. The Kenduskeag has, through much of its course, very precipitous banks, a notable illustration being the historic Lover's Leap a mile above the city; and along this' picturesque stream are innumerable gems of scenic beauty. Bangor has a fine harbor, easily accessible for vessels of large size; and the scene in the open season along the docks,...
Page 39 - Located as the city is, on the west bank of the imperial Penobscot. at its junction with the less pretentious Kenduskeag, the business is largely in the valley, while the surrounding heights afford picturesque sites for residences. The diversified aspect is heightened by the -wealth of trees along the residential streets, and few localities are to be found with greater scenic attractions. From the...
Page 43 - The city has a fine granite custom-house and post-office, the county courthouse which is a credit to the great county of Penobscot, of which Bangor is the shire town. Bangor's city hall the Hersey memorial building is an imposing edifice which reflects credit upon the city.
Page 59 - Bangor lumber manufacturer brought to the gaff and successfully landed twenty-seven salmon, aggregating 500 pounds in weight. The Bangor salmon pool, whence are taken all the salmon caught with a fly on the Penobscot, is situated about a mile above the city and just below the falls that span the river at the Bangor waterworks dam.
Page 79 - Delaware, her owners being the Bangor Steam Navigation Company of Maine, and she was designed for passenger and freight service between Boston and Bangor. Within recent years, through...
Page 33 - ... of to-day knew nothing of such things. As early as 1836 her enterprising citizens built a railroad to Old Town, a dozen miles up the river, with a view of aiding the development of her natural resources : and this, one of the earliest railroads in America, prospered for nearly a third of a century. Not only did the city have one of the first railroads in the country, but the pioneer iron steamship constructed in America was built to run to this port and bore the name Bangor.
Page 37 - ... favored position and one destined to be even more commanding with the growth and development of the expansive territory north and east and tributary to her. As the shire town of a county embracing some 75,000 inhabitants, as the trade centre and shipping point of a large and rich agricultural section and for many thriving industrial communities; as a point of convergence for numerous important railway and steamship lines, and a consequent tarrying place for great numbers of tourists, sportsmen...

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