Creator

Unknown

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Circa Date

circa 1870

Subject Date

circa 1870

Description

Located about a mile from downtown on the Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor's Lover's Leap, like many other similarly named promintories across the country, commemorates a young Native American couple who supposedly jumped to thear deaths in the stream after being refused permission to wed. A lengthy poem written by one H.G.R. for 'The Velocopede' in 1869 describes, with a stiff helping of poetic license, "...a tale about this stern old cliff--/A tale of days gone by, of live, and hate,a dn daring--/Passions that smoulder in the savage breast, /With tenfold vigor, unrestrained by fear/ Of social sneer, or educated scorn..."

Collection Name

Vickery Stereo Photograph Collection

Keywords

view, stereo photo, Kenduskeag Stream, Lover's Leap, cliffs, rivers

Location

Bangor, Penobscot County, ME

Medium

stereo photo, stereograph

Dimensions

8 x 17 cm.

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Keywords

view, stereo photo, Kenduskeag Stream, Lover's Leap, cliffs, rivers

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