Eastern Maine Technical College
This is a 1991 yearbook from the Eastern Maine Technical College, now Eastern Maine Community College.
As early as 900 A.D. Vikings came to Penobscot Bay, perhaps to settle, perhaps to hunt and fish and leave again. Although they left no written records, Norse coins and artifacts testify to their presence here. Sebastian Cabot, son of John Cabot, arrived in 1498 and was the first European to come to Penobscot Bay and leave a written record. He was soon followed by others, all drawn into the search for the fabled Indian City of "Norumbega" that was supposed to lie on the River Penobscook, "place of rocks." None found the promised streets of gold overflowing with untold wealth and precious gems. Instead they found "one of the finest rivers in the whole world" as Andre Thevet, French traveller and Franciscan monk wrote in 1555, and "a high country full of great woods" according to English explorer Martin Pring in 1603.
Commissioners of Penobscot County,
This book has a purpose. It is designed to bring you up to date with Penobscot County. It will indicate the direction the economy is developing, and depict why Penobscot County is a superior place in which to live.
It has been prepared under the auspices of the Penobscot County Commissioners with the cooperation of town officials and advertisers loyal to regional development.
We hope it will encourage you to visit Penobscot County, begin a business, establish an industry, build a life. We hope you will pay our message the close attention we feel it deserves.
Greater Bangor Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Bangor Chamber of Commerce and its member firms take pride in presenting the Bangor area story. We are pleased to make available this book, which presents the assets of the Bangor area in words and pictures.
Bangor-Brewer-Hampden League of Women Voters
Details the history, local government, education, municipal services, recreation, and planning and development of Bangor, Brewer, and Hampden circa 1973. Among the picture are the Bangor International Airport and the Paul Bunyan statue.
Eastern Maine Medical Center
This undated pamphlet provides campaign fundraising information for a renovation project for Eastern Maine Medical Center. Though undated, the pamplet is likely from 1971. Architectural sketches show existing builidings and the planned renovations to the hospital campus.
Marjorie Anne Moore
Bangor Public Library founded in 1883 opened its doors on Harlow Street on December 20, 1913. The main building houses three public service departments: Circulation, Children's and Reference. Behind the scenes departments include Office personnel, Accessions and Classification Department, Catalog Department, Periodicals and Binding Department and Extension Department. The stacks are located at the rear of the building.
Bangor, Maine Planning Board
To the Citizens of Bangor:
It is our privilege to .present herewith the revised Comprehensive Plan for the City of Bangor. In view of the significant economic, social, and physical change expected to occur in Bangor and the surrounding urban area during the next twenty-year period, we regard a sound long-range plan for guiding urban improvement, growth, and development as essential to our community well·being. Therefore, we emphasize the importance of general recognition and official sanction of the goals and objectives set forth herein.
Although the Comprehensive Plan cannot be all things to all people, due weight and consideration has been given to all factors which might affect the economic, social, and Physical development of our community so that the ultimate plan would be as broad, inclusive, and realistic as possible in serving the interests, needs and desires of all of the people of Bangor. Only the key planning elements are presented in this report; further detail on any phase of the plan is available at the office of the Bangor Planning Department.
Kent Ward and Penobscot County Commission
The reader is cordially invited to browse through the pages of this informational booklet on one of Maine's fastest-growing regions. The stories and photos, we are sure, will delight the vacationist, interest the retiree and young couple, and strongly attract the businessman and industrialist.
Whatever your demands for living, working or playing, you will discover all the answers in this descriptive magazine on the County that started "with a mighty river". The Penobscot County Commissioners, various town officials, business and professional men, have all cooperated in the preparation of the book, gladly devoting precious time to furth er the interests of their County.
The Symphony Women Present the Savoyards in Finian's Rainbow: Peakes Auditorium -- May 9, 10, 11, 1968
Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Bangor Savoyards
A pamphlet for the May 1968 production of the musical Finian's Rainbow presented by the Symphony Women (of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra) Bangor Savoyards.
Bangor Urban Renewal Authority
This report presents a condensed summary of activities in the Urban Renewal program in Bangor from the time of its inception in 1958 to the present day -- a span of ten years.
Bangor's program has been ambitious in scale; in attempting to renew the major portion of the central business district through the Kenduskeag Stream Project and in providing a new 130-acre subdivision development in the Stillwater Park Project area. Both projects have required a great amount of detailed planning and several innovative approaches have been developed to deal with the many unique aspects of these projects.
Progress has been steadily maintained in both projects. The Stillwater Park Project is, for all intents and purposes, complete with the exception of land disposition. The demand for residential building lots has been slow since the first offering of land was made in 1966. However, the market picked up substantially during the current year and it is hoped that sufficient development will take place in 1969 to enable the Authority to make application for a major completion Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Bangor Daily News
A special issue of the Bangor Daily News marketed to teachers for the 1964 Maine Teachers Association State Convention in Bangor. This history of Bangor is the primary focus, but the issue also discusses Bangor urban renewal proposals, has advertisments for local businesses, and lists points of interest to visit while in town.
Bangor High School
The name "Bangor High School" harbors many proud traditions. Today, November fourteen, nineteen hundred and sixty-four we pass on the name to a new generation and to generations yet to come.
That this new building may deserve to bear the proud name, Bangor High School, depends on how effectively it functions in housing its students and its teachers in the numerous social, academic, creative and extra curricular activities which comprise the program of the Bangor High School.
We cordially invite you to a pictorial tour of Bangor High School.
Bangor Urban Renewal Authority
This booklet is presented with the compliments of Bangor's Official Urban Renewal Authority in the interest of Bangor citizens and taxpayers. Its purpose is to point out the need, the benefits and the urgency of this vital project. The documented facts will show that this is a now-or-never opportunity for Bangor to solve a serious community problem by accepting an outright Federal Grant, (not a loan) of $5,500,000 to accomplish this purpose.
Most important of all, it will show that if we act now, this vital, multi-million dollar project can be completed with an expenditure of about $120,000 in city funds and with the aim of helping to hold down local taxes.
Many misleading and frightening statements have been made about the impact of the downtown project upon the community. The information presented here is both factual and objective. The Bangor Urban Renewal Authority is interested only in the development and progress of the City of Bangor itself, and does not represent or speak for any private group or special interests.
We urge every citizen and taxpayer to acquaint himself with the facts and figures contained herein. It will then be evident that Bangor's Urban Renewal Plan is beneficial both to Bangor now as well as to the Bangor our children will inherit.
Urban Renewal Authority of the City of Bangor, Francis A. Finnegan, Chairman
Citizens Information Committee
An undated pamplet, likely from 1963 or 1964, which opposes urban renewal plans for Bangor, Maine.
Bangor Urban Renewal Authority
This undated pamphlet (likely published in 1963) presents "the true facts and figures as well a clear picture of Bangor's downtown Urban Renewal Plan. You will then be prepared to vote in your own best interest as well as the interest of your city -- now and for the future." The focal point of urban renewal at the time was the Kenduskeag Stream Urban Renewal Project.
Many photographs of the area considered in need of renewal are included, as are architectural concepts for the renewal plans.
In June of 1964, voters of the City of Bangor indeed did approve the Kenduskeag Stream Urban Renewal Project at referendum by a vote of 4,044 for to 3,568 against.
Congregation Beth Israel and Henry H. Segal
Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest synagogue in the State of Maine, this year celebrates its 75th anniversary.
This is the story of Beth Israel -- of the men and women who shaped its character -- of the influences which patterned its destiny -- of the spirit which has brought it through crises in the past and which must be trusted to preserve it in the future.
In the aggregate, this chronicle is a review of the Congregation' s struggles , hopes and accomplishments. It is not meant to be a distinguished historical contribution nor a detailed chronological summary of the seventy-five years it covers . Instead, by selecting the more significant and human episodes in our growth, we hope to present a colorful pageant of the modest epic which is our history.
Maine Department of Economic Development
On July 20, 1963, nature will present her most startling phenomenon, a total eclipse of the sun, which will not be seen again in New England in this century. For us at the University of Maine in Orono, partial phase will begin at 4: 38 p.m. EDT, when a slim notch will be seen in the western edge of the sun, cut out by the black figure of the moon which will be passing in front of the sun from west to east. For the next hour the moon will steadily encroach upon the sun until just a thin crescent remains in sight.
American Battle Monuments Commission
After the end of World War II a survey made jointly by representatives of the Secretary of War and the American Battle Monuments Commission revealed that all of the sites of the temporary cemeteries established in North Africa during the war had major disadvantages. The present new site was therefore selected and was established in 1948. It lay in the sector of the British First Army which liberated the Tunis area in May 1943.
Here rest 2,840 of our Military Dead, representing 39 percent of the burials which were originally made in 4 North Africa and also in Iran. A high proportion of these gave their lives in the landings in, and occupation of, Morocco and Algeria, and subsequent fighting which culminated in the liberation of Tunisia. Others died as a result of accident or sickness in these and other parts of North Africa, or while serving in the Persian Gulf Command in Iran.
William J. Carney
More than 350 years ago the first white man excreted his wastes into the Kenduskeag Stream. Today, the City of Bangor offers its citizens the same sewage treatment facilities as that given to the crewmen of Samuel de Champlain's ship in 1604.
This report attempts to describe the extent of pollution in the Kenduskeag Stream and point out the potential health hazard of this foul smelling watercourse that divides our city with the sewage of our citizens.
William J. Carney / Director of Public Health
Dow Air Force Base
Welcome to Dow Air Force Base. In its role as a Strategic Air Command heavy bomber base, Dow is one of the most vital and historic installations in the United States Air Force.
Dow is located in the suburbs of Bangor, Maine and as such, is one of the eastern-most bases in the Continental United States.
Because of the fact that a permanent change of station is most often a strange and confusing experience, probably the most important questions you have now are those concerning facilities that are available at Dow, the local community, the people with whom you will work and the machinery at your disposal to help minimize "settling in" problems.
We hope the information contained in this guide will answer most of your questions and that you will find Dow and the city of Bangor a friendly community and that you will enjoy your tour here.
Dow Air Force Base
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Dow Air Force Base and the State of Maine. You will find the base a beautiful installation and the community a friendly place in which to live and work.
We are a part of the Strategic Air Command whose strength and deterrent posture is known throughout the world. Our success depends upon you; we can remain alert and strong only through your dedicated and energetic efforts.
we know you will be proud to be a part of the Dow community and we invite you to join in the cordial relationship between the base and the cities of Bangor and Brewer.
This guide will acquaint you with the facilities and services at Dow and in the State of Maine. Again, welcome on behalf of all the personnel presently enjoying their stay at Dow.
Colonel George W.R. Zethren, Commander USAF
Merchants National Bank
This undated pamphlet, likely published in 1960, provides information about Merchants National Bank services. Included are picture of the interior and exterior of Merchants locations at 25 Broad Street, Bangor, Union Street at 14th, Bangor, 77 North Main Street, Brewer, and at Dow Air Force Base.
125th Anniversary Steering Committee
For two and one-half years a group of Bangor area citizens worked as a cohesive committee planning, organizing and promoting a year-long program in observance of Bangor's 125th Anniversary as an incorporated city. The Anniversary Committee was formed in April 1957 and worked together through the Anniversary Year, 1959. The objectives of the celebration were to focus local, regional and national attention upon Bangor, attract tourists and visitors to our city and instill in our citizens a greater pride in the community. We feel these aims were met through a year's program of events, conventions and daily tourist attractions. However, this would not have been possible without the complete cooperation given the committee by all that were called upon for assistance. These include city and state officials, news media representatives, individuals from every type of business and professional organization , as well as hundreds of civic club members.
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