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Bangor Essential Info


Bangor is a relatively small city in the Highlands region of Maine. It only has a little over 30,000, but has cultural facilities, including the University of Maine, that rival a much larger city.

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  1. The master of horror, Stephen King, lives in Bangor with his wife Tabitha.
  2. Stephen King wrote his first novel “Carrie” while working as a school teacher in Bangor.
  3. A new type of steam engine built in Bangor, named the "Endeavor", won a Gold Medal at the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition of the American Institute in 1856.
  4. One of the country's oldest fairs, the Bangor State Fair has occurred annually for more than 150 years.
  5. The Bangor Daily News was founded in the late 19th century, and is one of the few remaining family-owned newspapers left in the United States.

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