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By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
A Place of Meeting Marker
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — A Place of Meeting

LONG BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF the first settlers, this area of the Kenduskeag served as a travel route and encampment site for Native Americans, hunters, trappers and explorers, and the young village of Condeskeag grew in the late 18th century . . . — Map (db m110593) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Bangor Victory Platoon

Here, on August 22, 1943, fifty six 17 year old volunteers enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They were the largest group from Maine to enlist in the Navy during World War II

Gilbert T. Soucy Killed in Action

[Victory Platoon Members and . . . — Map (db m110563) HM WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Bangor World War II Honored Dead

These Bangor WWII Veterans Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

[Names not transcribed] — Map (db m106940) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Capt. John Ayer

Co. H. 16th. Regt. Me. Vols. died in Libby Prison Richmond VA. Feb. 22, 1863. A.E. 35 years.

Brave Soldier Rest. — Map (db m110684) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Charles A. Thatcher Capt. U. S. Navy

Killed near the mouth of the Red River, Louisiana, while in the service of his country, commanding U.S. Gunboat Gazelle Nov. 26, 1864, Aged 27 Years. — Map (db m110698) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Civil War Memorial

In memory of our citizen soldiers who died for their country.

Consecrated 1864.

[Roll of Honored Dead] Rev. Chs. D. Jameson Wm. J. Deane Edward F. Orff Lewis L. Marsh Jas. L. Rowe Wm. P. Holden Wm. Jordan . . . — Map (db m110678) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Grand Army of the Republic Fort and Soldiers and Sailors Lot
This fort was built by patriotic donors in 1907 to honor veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was rebuilt in 1985 with funds bequethed by Luther H. Peirce, a member of the Second Maine Regiment of Volunteers in the . . . — Map (db m110720) WM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Hannibal Hamlin August 27 1809 - July 4 1891 Statesman Diplomat Citizen of Bangor

Speaker - of - Maine - House Member - of - Congress United - States - Senator Governor - of - Maine Vice President with Lincoln Minister - to - Spain

Erected 1927 by Public Contribution — Map (db m110584) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell

This 1800 pound bell was cast by the Clinton H. Meneely Bell Co., Troy, New York for installation in the Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) where it was dedicated on July 4, 1894.

At the dedication each councilman pulled the . . . — Map (db m110570) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Korean War Memorial

This memorial is to honor All Korean War Veterans with special tribute to Maine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients

Cpl. David B. Champagne Cpl. Clair Goodblood Sgt. George D. Libby Maj. Charles J. Loring, Jr. Col. Lewis . . . — Map (db m106944) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Maine Korean War Memorial 1950 1953

(Front) They Gave Their Lives Fighting For Freedom

Medal of Honor Recipients Cpl Clair Goodblood Army Cpl David B Champagne USMC Sgt George D Libby Army Maj Charles J Loring Jr USAF

[Remaining Roll of Honored . . . — Map (db m110728) HM WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Maine Vietnam Veterans Memorial 1961 - 1975
. . . — Map (db m110551) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Nathaniel Lord Died July 12, 1852,

His death was caused by the accidental discharge of a pistol while on board Steamer Governor Dana, as Sacramento City Cal. — Map (db m110695) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Norumbega Parkway 1933

Through the generosity of the late Luther H. Peirce the building of this parkway was made possible — Map (db m110611) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Park Holland

Born in Shrewsbury Mass. Nov. 19, 1752, Died in Bangor Me. May 21, 1844.

He served in the War of the Revolution as Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment of Massachusetts; and in grateful memory of that service the . . . — Map (db m110692) HM WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Paul Bunyan of Bangor, Maine
Currently, the marker reads: This statue, reputed to be the largest of Paul Bunyon in the world, stands facing the Penobscot River. The legendary giant woodsman is a symbol of the great era in the late 1800's when Bangor, Maine was . . . — Map (db m4938) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Purple Heart Memorial Combat Wounded Veterans 1782 Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932
. . . — Map (db m106942) WM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Rev. Henry C. Henries Born May 8, 1820. Died March 30, 1865

for nearly four years Chaplain of the U.S. Gen. Hospital Annapolis Md. — Map (db m110683) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Saltonstall's Naval Fleet Gun 1779 - 1876

This gun was in one of Commodore Saltonstall's Sloops-of-War blown up in Bangor Harbor August 1779. Recovered August 1876. Bangor Historical Society — Map (db m110589) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Samuel Call
. . . — Map (db m110691) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Samuel de Champlain

Near this spot in the year 1604 Samuel de Champlain Gallant pioneer and intrepid explorer made a landing on his voyage up the Penobscot River — Map (db m110599) HM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Second Maine Regiment In Memory of the

Not painlessly doth God recast and mould anew the nation

Second Maine Regiment of Volunteers Battle Record July 1861 - May 1863

Bull Run Yorktown Hanover Court House Gaines' Mill Malvern Hill Manassas-2nd Bull Run . . . — Map (db m110628) HM WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine
Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in the State of Maine Congregation Beth Israel, 1897 — Map (db m40493) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Spanish Bronze Cannon

Cast at Seville, February 9, 1787. Dismounted from Fort Toro, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. — in bombardment by — U.S. Navy, June 15th, 1898. Recovered June 7th, 1899, by Lieut. Commander Frank E. Fletcher, commanding U.S.S. . . . — Map (db m110600) HM WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Spanish-American War Memorial

To the memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Spanish-American War 1898 ————————— Shield and Scrolls recovered from wreckage of U.S.S. Maine Blown up Havana Harbor, Cuba . . . — Map (db m110559) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Veterans Memorial

In Memory of All Veterans

Freedom Is Not Free — Map (db m106946) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — War Memorial

Dedicated to all who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country

Sponsored by and erected through the efforts of Norman N. Dow Post Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and the generosity of the Citizens . . . — Map (db m110601) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — World War II Memorial

(Front) World War II Memorial 1941-1945 Dedicated to the more that 112,000 Mainers who served in that war 2,551 gave their lives for our freedom The jeep was a vehicle universal to all branches of the U.S. Armed . . . — Map (db m62466) WM

Maine (Penobscot County), Medway — A. J. “Allie” Cole
This scenic overlook named in memory of Maine Highway Pioneer A. J. “Allie” Cole. In 1917 Allie began horse drawn mail, freight and passenger service between Enfield and Burlington, Maine. by the 1920s he hauled freight in motor trucks . . . — Map (db m2087) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Millinocket — Katahdin
Baxter Peak – elevation- 5267 ft. Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail A mountain footpath extending over 2000 miles to Springer Mtn. Georgia ← Thoreau Spring 1.0 m. ← Katahdin Stream Campground 5.2 . . . — Map (db m67678) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Millinocket — Mount Katahdin
This tablet is placed here by the Forest Commissioner of Maine under order of the governor and Executive Council dated March 16, 1932 to record the gift and conveyance to the state on March 3, 1931 and October 7, 1931 by Percival Proctor Baxter, . . . — Map (db m67677) HM

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