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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."

"There was always loud applause when the float of Adams Dry Goods Co. passed by, for it struck deep to the hearts and inclinations of the vast majority of the spectators. The float was drawn by a spanking team and represented a camping scene. Drawn up at the bend of the imaginary stream and turned over was the canoe, with rods leaning against its side. A tent stood ready for occupancy, before it a fire blazed and real water boiled in a kettle (not of birch bark) while scattered about the camping ground were various implements of an outing trip. Variously distributed were the campers, rugged guides and sportsmen a trifle more fastidious perhaps. It was a scene to stir the most sluggish heart into longing for the forest and its waterways."

Adams Dry Goods Co., a wholesale dry goods store, operated at 93 Main Street. Edward R. Adams served as treasurer and general manager. Albert R. Day served as company president. On page 29 of the 1912 Bangor city directory, the company is described as "jobbers of dry and fancy goods, furnishing goods, and lumbermen's supplies."

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Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Adams Dry Goods Co., Edward R. Adams, Albert R. Day

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Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Adams Dry Goods Co., Edward R. Adams, Albert R. Day

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