I grew up here in the Bangor area and I have heard about the Great Fire all of my life. That said I never knew that the Bangor Historical Society does a walk that shows you the details from what we lost to what we kept.  Their Facebook page starts your imagination with this:

In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation.

Like 9/11  and the Ice storm this event brought out the best the community.

There are walks scheduled on Aug 15 and 22 and tickets are only $10.00 and you can get tickets and see other dates and walk opportunities at their webpage.