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"Bangor's postal history begins with the establishment of an office in 1801, at Treat's Falls, near the present pumping station of the Bangor Water Works, which was at that time, the head of navigation and the original settlement of Bangor. It was not for some years afterward, that the business portion of the future city, far famed for its lumber interests, was removed to its present site farther down the Penobscot. 'I'he first office was a nook in a corner of Buckley Emerson's store, and Mr. Emerson had the honor of being the first guardian of the correspondence of his fellow townspeople."

A rich history of the Bangor Post Office is presented throughout this pamphlet. Highlights include photographs of the postmaster, assistant postmaster, and clerks and carriers.

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Bangor, Maine


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Bangor Local Postal Guide v.2 1905



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