Bangor’s 175th Continues 

The 175th celebration of Bangor becoming a city continued Sunday afternoon.Memories from the Portico 1834 to 2009 was held, with impersonators playing the role of six famous visitors who appeared in Bangor.They stayed at the Bangor House.It opened on christmas eve 1834.Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, stayed at the hotel in 1871.The 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, spoke from the hotel Portico in 1902.William Howard Taft was our 27th president. He visited the queen city in 1910.In 1943, Jack Benny stayed in Bangor for a national radio broadcast.Frederick Douglass and Amelia Earhart were also portrayed to those on hand at 6 Basin Street.There was also a juggler to entertain the crowd, and an all woman dixieland band.Souvenir coins were given out to audience members as part of the celebration.