Articles by Wayne E. Reilly

 
WAYNE E. REILLY
The Charles W. Morse Building, now called Norumbega Hall, once included the Bowlodrome and the Chateau Ballroom, two of Bangor’s entertainment centers.

Bowlodrome launched Bangor’s newest amusement palace a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on May 10, 2015, at 2:57 p.m.
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Log drivers on the Penobscot

Log drives employed thousands a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on April 26, 2015, at 11:18 a.m.
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Bangor mayor tried to close saloons a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on April 12, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
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100 years ago, springtime started cold and slow for Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 29, 2015, at 5:49 p.m.
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Wayne Reilly

In opening days of WWI, Mainers dreaded threat of German zeppelins, subs

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 15, 2015, at 8:33 a.m.
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‘Dumps, billboards, parks': Bangor reformers aimed to improve city

By Wayne E. Reilly on March 01, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
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Snow drought caused men to hustle a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Feb. 15, 2015, at 5:58 a.m.
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Vanceboro bridge bombed by German soldier a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Feb. 01, 2015, at 10:27 a.m.
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German wireless sought in Maine woods during First World War

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 18, 2015, at 2:23 p.m.
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Union Station lit up for one of the Bangor winter carnivals around 1914. The station was one of Bangor's great achievements of the city's train era.

Bangor rail line faced deadly sabotage plots amid 1914 strikes

By Wayne E. Reilly on Jan. 04, 2015, at 3:03 p.m.
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The Hayford Estate buildings were located at the corner of Hammond and Franklin streets where the U. S. Post Office is located today. This photograph dates from around 1906 when the corner was being considered as a location for a new Bangor library.

Downtown fire traps, eyesores bothered Bangoreans

By Wayne E. Reilly on Dec. 21, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
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Should women in tight skirts be allowed to vote?

By Wayne E. Reilly on Dec. 07, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
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Maine’s mystery: Where did all the caribou go?

By Wayne E. Reilly on Nov. 23, 2014, at 9:29 a.m.
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Wayne Reilly

Beware the confidence men of old Bangor

By Wayne E. Reilly on Nov. 09, 2014, at 7:01 a.m.
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Trolley traveling through East Corinth in the early 1900s.

‘Phantom Trolley’ spooked Bangor carmen a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Oct. 26, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
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High-tech wonders entertained Mainers a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Oct. 12, 2014, at 11:59 a.m.
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Crossing the Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer by trolley was a major transportation breakthrough nearly a century ago.

Trolley crossing united Bangor, Brewer in 1914

By Wayne E. Reilly on Sept. 28, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
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3 Penobscot County sheriffs ousted by prohibitionists a century ago

By Wayne E. Reilly on Sept. 14, 2014, at 9:39 a.m.
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Rumors, uncertainty plagued Maine at start of World War I

By Wayne E. Reilly on Aug. 31, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
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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.