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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."

"Other floats which were noted as the procession wound its way down Main Street across the bridges and through Exchange ... were ... the Eastern Manufacturing Co., whose big float bore a reduced paper plant, where the men made paper and the girls prepared it for shipment."

Eastern Manufacturing Co. were manufacturers, according to the 1912 Bangor city directory page 132, "of lumber, sulphite fibre, ground wood pulp and paper." Page 2 has an ad reading "manufacturers of bond, linen, ledger, white, writing, envelope and railroad writing papers, also dimension spruce lumber and boards." The office for the company was at 92 Exchange Street in Bangor, while mills were in South Brewer. Fred W. Ayer served as company president.

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Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Fred W. Ayer

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Bangor Carnival 1912, Bangor Maine history, Eastern Manufacturing Co., Fred W. Ayer

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