What is a ‘Bangorism’ you may ask? ‘Bangorisms’ can be a person, it can be a place, or it can be a thing. It is a characteristic that people identify with Bangor and our community. Bangorisms are unique to Bangor and add to our quality of life.
The Coffeepot is a perfect example of a ‘Bangorism’. Ask someone not from Bangor what a coffee pot is and they will answer “Something you make coffee in”. But to a native Bangorian, a coffee pot is a cultural phenomenon. An Italian sandwich so mouth watering that people will line up a half an hour early to satisfy their craving.
More examples of ‘Bangorisms’? The Thomas Hill Standpipe. The Seadog. Stephen & Tabitha King’s home on West Broadway. The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, Bass Park. All of these contribute to Bangor’s rich cultural and historical elements.
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Eddie Driscoll; Curly O’Brian; Dick Stacy and The Country Jamboree; Bud Leavitt; Bangor Savings Bank; and the old Freeses Dept Store….. All examples of Bangorisms, in my opinion.
Tarratine Club, Penobscot County Jail, Viner Bros. Shoe Factory, Veazie Railroad, Jim Vickery, Newbury Street Playground, George Hale, Kittredge Road Dump, Dow Air Force Base, Pilot’s Grill, Pierce Memorial, Little City, Kosher Heights, Tri-city Pizza, Miller Drug, and who was the guy named Johnny that used to work for WABI…he was tall and thin….?
Bakewell Cream, Al Brady Gang, Dick Shaw, Frank’s Bakery, Doug’s Shop N Save.
Dana’s Grill, Standard Shoe, and the old brown tile with blue fountains at the Bangor Mall.