Comments for: B&A strike of 1913 threatened northern Maine economy

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, at 10:29 a.m.

“B&A ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN QUIT TODAY,” declared the lead headline in the Bangor Daily News on Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 1913, a century ago. Negotiations had broken down between 166 engineers and firemen and the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. The main travel artery connecting Aroostook County to Bangor and beyond …

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