27 Facts About Bangor Maine


Today, Bangor Maine's economy is based on services and retail, healthcare, and education.

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Bangor Maine'storically Bangor was an important stopover on the Great Circle Air Route between the U S East Coast and Europe.

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Bangor Maine has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, and warm summers.

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The Spaniards, led by Gomez, were the first Europeans to make landfall in what is Bangor Maine, followed by the Frenchman Samuel de Champlain in 1605.

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Bangor Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820 when it voted to secede from Massachusetts and was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state under the Missouri Compromise.

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The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, mustered in Bangor and commanded by a local merchant, lost more men than any other Union regiment in the war .

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Bangor Maine arose as a lumbering boom-town in the 1830s, and a potential demographic and political rival to Portland.

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Bangor Maine became for a time the largest lumber port in the world, and the site of furious land speculation that extended up the Penobscot River valley and beyond.

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Penobscot River drainage basin above Bangor Maine was unattractive to settlement for farming, but well suited to lumbering.

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The sawed lumber was then shipped from the city's docks, Bangor Maine being at the head-of-tide to points anywhere in the world.

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Bangor Maine's was built by the Harlan and Hollingsworth firm of Wilmington, Delaware in 1844, and was intended to take passengers between Bangor and Boston.

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Bangor Maine's was rebuilt at Bath, returned briefly to her earlier route, but was purchased by the U S government for use in the Mexican–American War.

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Bangor Maine continued to prosper as the pulp and paper industry replaced lumbering, and railroads replaced shipping.

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Bangor Maine is on the banks of the Penobscot River, close enough to the Atlantic Ocean to be influenced by tides.

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Bangor Maine has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, and warm summers, and is in USDA hardiness zone 5a.

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Bangor Maine Air National Guard Base is a United States Air National Guard base.

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Bangor Maine has a large fiberglass-over-metal statue of mythical lumberman Paul Bunyan by Normand Martin .

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From 2002 to 2017, Bangor Maine had been home to Little League International's Senior League World Series.

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In 2007, Bangor was the first city in the U S to ban smoking in vehicles carrying passengers under the age of 18.

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In 2013, the City of Bangor Maine signed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court calling for the federal Defense of Marriage Act to be struck down.

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In 1913, the war of the "drys" on "wet" Bangor escalated when the Penobscot County Sheriff was impeached and removed by the Maine Legislature for not enforcing anti-liquor laws.

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Bangor Maine's successor was asked to resign by the Governor the following year for the same reason, but refused.

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Bangor Maine region has a large number of media outlets for an area its size.

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Bangor Maine has more than a dozen radio stations and seven television stations, including WLBZ 2, WABI 5, WVII 7, WBGR-LD 33, and WFVX-LD 22 .

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Bangor Maine Public Broadcasting Network outlet WMEB 12, licensed to nearby Orono, is the area's PBS member station.

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WHSN is a non-commercial alternative rock station licensed to Bangor Maine and run and operated by staff and students at the New England School of Communications on the campus of Husson University.

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Bangor Maine is mentioned in the songs King of the Road, I've Been Everywhere, How 'Bout Them Cowgirls, and What the Cowgirls Do.

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