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Winter snow allowed logs to be dragged from the woods by horse-teams.
The passion of the Aroostook War signaled the increasing role lumbering and logging were playing in the Maine economy, particularly in the central and eastern sections of the state.
Bangor arose as a lumbering boom-town in the 1830s, and a potential demographic and political rival to Portland.
Bangor became for a time the largest lumber port in the world, and the site of furious land speculation that extended up the Penobscot River valley and beyond.
The Penobscot River Maine North Woods drainage basin above Bangor was unattractive to settlement for farming, but well suited to lumbering.
The Jesuits established a mission on Penobscot Bay in 1609, which was then part of the French colony of Acadia, and the valley remained contested between France and Britain into the 1750s, making it one of the last regions to become part of New England.
In 1769 Jacob Buswell founded a settlement at the site.
The city shipped over 150 million boardfeet of lumber a year, much of it in Bangor-built and Bangor-owned ships.
In the year 1860, 3,300 lumbering ships passed by the docks.
Many of the lumber barons built elaborate Greek Revival and Victorian houses that still stand in the Broadway Historic District.
Bangor has many substantial old churches, and shade trees.
By 1772, there were 12 families, along with a sawmill, store, and school, and in 1787 the population was 567.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating