Articles by Wayne E. Reilly

 
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Bangor residents battled white plague a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Aug. 17, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
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Kronprinzessin Cecilie

German ‘Treasure Ship’ introduced Maine to World War I

By Wayne E. Reilly on July 27, 2014, at 10 a.m.
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‘Race wars’ afflicted Hancock Street a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on July 20, 2014, at 5:57 a.m.
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Auto season, 1914: Imps and jumping cows

By Wayne E. Reilly on June 22, 2014, at 5:12 p.m.
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Early Bangor carnival parade float.

Summer fun cooled war fever in Bangor, 1914

By Wayne E. Reilly on June 08, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
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A large lunch wagon can be seen stationed behind other wagons selling farm produce in Pickering Square in this turn-of-the-century postcard showing Bangor’s big open-air market.

Street vendors — from hot dog stands to organ grinders — enlivened old Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on May 25, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
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Bangor mayor declared ‘death to slot machines’ a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on May 11, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
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Log drivers

Hundreds of immigrant loggers stranded in Bangor a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on April 27, 2014, at 12:34 p.m.
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The Bon Ton Ferry with the Eastern Steamship Co.’ terminal in the background.

Ice out on the Penobscot excited folks a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on April 13, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
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Cigar manufacturers pose at their Bangor factory in 1905.

When cigars may have been the key to improving Bangor’s economy

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 30, 2014, at 11:34 a.m.
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The Fashion in 1899

Colored wigs raised uproar in Bangor a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 16, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
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White slavery ‘panic’ swept Maine a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 02, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
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Bangor’s traveling salesmen promoted ‘scientific babies’

By Wayne E. Reilly on Feb. 16, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
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This photograph of Sheriff J. Fred O’'Connell’'s liquor squad, shot by local photographer Leyland Whipple, appeared in the Bangor Daily News on Jan. 10, 1914. O’'Connell stands third from the right.

Sheriff’s liquor squad dries out Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on Feb. 02, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
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Dirty dancing targeted by Bangor reformers a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 19, 2014, at 11:53 a.m.
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The Bangor Opera House resembled “an ice palace” after the fire that destroyed it on Jan. 15, 1914.

Bangor Opera House destroyed by fatal fire a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 05, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
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Booze baron’s Christmas gift to Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on Dec. 22, 2013, at 2:12 p.m.
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Bangor poets wrote ad jingles for cash a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Dec. 08, 2013, at 1:51 p.m.
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Thanksgiving gridiron battle 100 years ago pitted Penobscots against Bangor boys

By Wayne E. Reilly on Nov. 24, 2013, at 10:40 a.m.
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Before the supermarket, Bangor’s annual fruit show was a big attraction

By Wayne E. Reilly on Nov. 10, 2013, at 3:59 p.m.