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Bangor, Maine: Easygoing, scenically blessed and, yes, Stephen King
Bangor, Maine: Easygoing, scenically blessed and, yes, Stephen King

You know Bangor, that little city in central Maine? The little city that's home to Stephen King? Ah, yes, now you know it. The king of the horror novel, whose works include "Carrie," "The Shining" and "Misery," has put Bangor on the map. If you doubt that, consider this anecdote from the U.K. office of BuzzFeed, a popular Internet media company. It asked its staff to identify something noteworthy about each U.S. state, and for Maine, what came to the Brits' minds? Stephen King. Bangor isn't his birthplace — that's Portland — but he attended the University of Maine about 10 miles north of Bangor, where we were classmates....

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