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Bangor's first newspaper, the Bangor Weekly Register, was established in 1815 and from this emerged the Bangor Daily Whig, in 1834. There was nothing in the docile and precise beginning of that publication, on July 1 of that year, to indicate that some day it would become the largest daily newspaper in Maine. The Whig claimed a daily circulation of 2,000 in 1834, while Bangor's population was estimated at about 4,500. Today, the Bangor Daily News average daily circulation is 78,428 and the City of Bangor population is estimated at over 40,000. The story of how a newspaper outdistanced its local population is a fascinating one.
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