Eastern Maine Medical Center
A fold-out brochure of the services of the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, from the summer of 2004. Provides a diagram of the levels of the buildings as well as an artistic rendition of the campus's buildings between State Street and Hancock Street.
Eastern Maine Technical College
This is a 1991 yearbook from the Eastern Maine Technical College, now Eastern Maine Community College.
Union Iron Works, Inc.
Traffic paralyzed-streets choked with wallowing trucks -- street cars standing idle -- country highways drifted high with unbroken snowthe wheels of industry almost motionless -- the food supply of millions threatened -- every winter all this happens when the big blizzards sweep across the northern sections of the country.
Business must continue without interruption. Freight and express shipments must get to the railroads; mail, express and freight deliveries must proceed without delays to manufacturing concerns, business houses and individuals. Coal, food and other supplies must be transported. Physicians' cars and ambulances must be able to promptly reach the sick or injured.
Fire is a constant danger to the community, and streets blocked with snow constitute a tremendous and constant fire peril. Streets must be constantly open for the movement of fire-fighting apparatus.
The whole business life of the city, of the community, of the whole surrounding country is directly dependent upon free and uninterrupted traffic over streets and public highways no matter how severe the snowfall or how bad the weather.
The public has come to realize just what these snow blockades are costing 111 loss of business as well as inconvenience and throughout the Northern States, there 1s a fast increasing demand for proper snow fighting equipment.
Sargent plows solve the question.
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.
Maine Republican State Committee
Program of events and speakers for the 1978 Maine Republican State Convention held at the Augusta Civic Center May 19-20.
Showcases, through color and black & white photographs, a timeline, maps, and more, the history of Cole's Express. Started in 1917 by A.J. "Allie" Cole, this company became a giant in the trucking and transportation industry in New England and the Canadian Maritimes. A highlight of this booklet are photographs of over 200 employees of the company circa 1977.
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.
Penobscot River Study Team
The Penobscot River is one of the most extensively researched rivers in Maine. Some skeptics have noted a negative relationship between the amount of such research and constructive action. In an effort to synchronize the two a bit more closely we offer what we hope is a fairly nontechnical primer on the river's water pollution problems, condensed from the results of a two-year multidisciplinary research project. We also offer a brief review of public pollution policy issues and suggestions for future action.
When the Penobscot Valley was in its heyday as the lumber capital of the world, around the middle of the last century, one used to be able to walk from Bangor to Brewer across the Penobscot River on the decks of the ships at anchor. This waterborn commerce is largely gone now, but sometimes it still seems as if one could walk across the River on its thick covering of foam. These images convey the region's spirit at different times, the first of vitality and expanding opportunity, the second of stagnation - both environmental and economic.
Contributors from the University of Maine at Orono: Richard Harvey, editor (Sociology), Franklin Woodard (Sanitary Engineering), Charles Wallace (Business Administration), James Henderson (Political Science), Harriet Henry (Law), John Maroney and Gary White (Wildlife Management), and Edgar Imhoff (Hydrology).
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.
Citizens Against a Power Authority of Maine
A pamphlet published by Citizens Against a Power Authority of Maine opposing a referendum proposed in State of Maine Legislative Document No. 1760 of the 106th Legislature. LD No.1760, if enacted, would create a Power Authority of Maine intended to "provide an adequate supply of electric power and energy for the residents of this State as a whole at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound utility practices; for the purposes of developing the natural resources of the State; stimulating the agricultural, recreational, general economic and industrial growth of the State, and thereby promoting the general health and welfare of the people of the State, there is created the Power Authority of Maine with the powers and duties" of such an authority. On November 6, 1973, the vote failed in state-wide election 95,645 to 151,480, or 38.7% to 61.3%.
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.
Allagash River Authority
"The 100th Legislature (Maine) instructed the Legislative Research Committee to look into the possibility of preserving the Allagash River Valley for future generations to enjoy. The Legislative Research Committee's recommendation was that there be created an Allagash River Authority as an action group to accomplish this purpose. Upon its recommendation, the 101st Legislature passed an act creating the Allagash River Authority to formulate plans and proposals to preserve the Allagash River watercourse. The Authority is composed of heads of the Departments of Forestry, Parks and Recreation, Inland Fisheries and Game, Attorney General and University of Maine's School of Forestry, and an Advisory Committee of seven members appointed by the Governor (John H. Reed)."
A map is included in the report.
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.
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