Musing Monday (July 15)

Musing Monday (July 15)Today, Flavorwire posted the “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit”. I gotta say, they missed a big one. Bangor, Maine!

Yep, we may not be New York City, London, etc. but we have what no other city does — The inspiration for many Stephen King stories.

You would think that one of the best selling authors of all time would have a place on this list. Although his house in Bangor is one of the most sought after landmarks, there are several other great sites:

– The Barrens, Bassy Park, Bangor Theological Seminary from “It”.

– Mount Hope Cemetery from “Pet Sematary”.

– The Paul Bunyan Statue from “It” & “Insomnia”.

– The Laundromat where Stephen King worked before becoming famous.

– The “Field of Screams” — one of Mr. Kings many philanthropic endeavors.

– The Thomas Hill Standpipe, a prominent landmark in “It” and “Dreamcatcher”.

– The Bangor International Airport, where most of “The Langoliers” was filmed.

– Kossuth St. from “11-22-63”

There are many more.

When I worked for the Greater Bangor CVB, I helped develop (and guided for) the “Tommyknockers & More Bus Tour” here in Bangor. It was fun to have bus loads of King fans all together enjoying the sites. I believe the GBCVB still runs the tour a few times a year. You can probably Google it and find out.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview…

Thomas Hill Standpipe

Thomas Hill Standpipe, Bangor, Maine


About Paul H-C

Just an avid reader in the little town of Bangor, Maine (Yes, that Bangor...home of Stephen King). When I'm not reading and drinking coffee, I sell cell phones by the sea shore.
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