Prepare to have your mind blown! Downtown Bangor was booming back in 1959!

I recently subscribed to the Peacock streaming service, and as a little Sunday afternoon comfort food, I watched the 1985 classic “Back To The Future” and when the part of the film where Marty McFly walks through the town of Hill Valley in 1955 came on, it reminded me of a video I saw of some archival footage of Bangor, way back in the day. I was curious to see it again because I instantly wondered what it would be like to be transported back in time, here in The Queen City. Luckily I didn't need a bolt of lightning to hit the flux capacitor to send me back to 2021.

Northeast Historic Film put together a video of "Maine's Television Time Machine" Downtown Bangor, in December 1959, and it is really a wonder to behold.

The Christmas shopping season was in full swing, and it's remarkable to see jam-packed sidewalks, kids looking in store windows, checking out what they want for presents, lit-up department stores like, Sears Roebuck & Co, W.T. Grant Co, Freeses, Sleepers, and the famous Bangor Savings Bank clock. The hustle and bustle on the streets of Downtown Bangor back then will astonish you. Of course, there are still people out and about during the holidays now, but remember that this was pre-big malls, and online shopping.

Check out this flashback video which includes narration from the legendary, George Hale, that takes a fascinating look back at this bygone era.

Listeners Show Us Their Beautiful Christmas Tree Displays

With the holiday season upon us, it seemed like the perfect time to have our listeners show us their Christmas trees and decorations, and boy did they ever. Enjoy these creative and festive displays! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all. We received so many photo submissions, you can bet we will have another fun photo album coming your way soon,

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New or gently used, clothes, games, plants, and everything in-between. If you want to shop local and come across some excellent finds for gift-giving, here are 70 locations to do your shopping around Bangor, Down East, and on the coast in Maine.