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Carried to the Penobscot or its tributaries, log driving in the snowmelt brought them to waterfall-powered sawmills upriver from Bangor. The main markets for Bangor lumber were the East Coast cities.The sawn lumber was then shipped from the city's docks, Bangor being at the head-of-tide (between the rapids and the ocean) to points anywhere in the world. Much was also shipped to the Caribbean and to California during the Gold Rush, via Cape Horn, before sawmills could be established in the west.
If you need information on both Districts, switch back and forth at any time by selecting the district selector button.Historically, Bangor was an important stopover on the great circle air route between the East Coast of the United States and Europe.Bangor has a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters, and warm summers. The city proper has a population of 33,039, while the Bangor metropolitan area has a population of 153,746. Modern Bangor was established by European Americans in the mid-1800s, based on the lumber and shipbuilding industries.Today, Bangor's economy is based on services and retail, healthcare, and education.The reason for the choice of name is disputed but it was likely either from the eponymous Welsh hymn or from either of two places of that name in the British Isles: Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, and Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, from where many immigrants traveled to the United States. In 2015, local public officials, journalists, doctors, policemen, photographers, restaurateurs, TV personalities and Grammy-winning composers came together to record the You Tube video How To Say Bangor.
Bangor has a port of entry at Bangor International Airport, also home to the Bangor Air National Guard Base.
The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, mustered in Bangor and commanded by a local merchant, lost more men than any other Union regiment in the war (especially in the Second Battle of Petersburg, 1864).
The 20th Maine Infantry Regiment held Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg.
In 1861, after the outbreak of the American Civil War, a Unionist mob attacked and ransacked the offices of the Democratic newspaper the Bangor Daily Union.
they threw the presses and other materials thrown into the street and burned. He did not resume publishing until after the end of the War.
Bangor was near the lands disputed during the Aroostook War, a boundary dispute with Britain in 1838–39.