The Los Angeles Times ran a story over the weekend about Bangor, highlighting specifically the city’s history with Stephen King — from his iconic West Broadway home, to city landmarks mentioned in his books, to SK Tours, the popular tour of Bangor operated by longtime King expert Stu Tinker. The story mentioned Dysart’s Truck Stop in Hermon and Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner on Union Street, along with places like the Standpipe, the Thomas Hill House, Mt. Hope Cemetery and others, along with a bit of history. While it’s a shame the story neglected to include any other details about Bangor (all the shops and restaurants downtown, the Waterfront Concert series and other Bangor landmarks and events) it’s still a great primer for the thing the vast majority of people around the world know about Bangor: that it’s the home of Stephen King.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.Follow @rockblogsterbdn