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From the Wednesday, June 19, 1912 Bangor Daily Commercial newspaper:

"The biggest carnival parade ever seen in Bangor, probably the longest parade of any sort ever seen here, passed through the city Tuesday. It was a magnificent aggregation of artistic arrangement of decorative material, beautiful women and children and fine rigs.

From where the processions rear rested far down on the Hampden road to the food of Exchange Street, there was almost a continuous line of floats, wagons, carriages, and fire apparatus, the entire horse drawn equipment of the Bangor Fire Department being in parade.

As the procession passed along the music of the two bands, the various floats were loudly applauded as now one, then another, party of friends discovered familiar faces or firm names on the floats."

"A float designed by Charles P. Wood and representing the Wood and Ewer Co. ranked well up among the best. It was done chiefly in two colors, deep red and white. On the large float were erected four large columns supported by lattice work at each side, and in the center was a canopy of pure white beneath which sat a charming young woman dressed in a dainty summer gown, and wearing one of the latest hats trimmed in deep red. Along both sides done in letters of red carnations were the words 'Wood & Ewer.' Two handsome brown horses, a pair that were conspicuous by their size, drew the float."

Wood & Ewer Co. located at 9 Main Street, was served by James Burke as president and manager. Neither Wood or Ewer are identified in the 1912 Bangor city directory. Wood & Ewer sold dry goods, furs, garments, and was "for 17 years Bangor's leading garment store."


Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Wood & Ewer Co.




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Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Wood & Ewer Co.


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