Since its settlement in 1769, Bangor s greatest resource has been its people. Long before 1834, when the town on the Pebscot became a city, future legends were born who transformed it into a world-class community. Hannibal Hamlin served as Abraham Lincoln s first vice president. Timber tycoon Sam Hersey financed urban development while less affluent folk such as Molly Molasses also made their mark. When philanthropists Stephen and Tabitha King are t writing best-selling vels, they are spreading their wealth throughout the community. Bangor s melting pot includes the Italian Baldacci family and the Jewish baker Reuben Cohen, who, with his wife Clara, raised their son Bill, a US senator and defense secretary. More infamous but equally legendary is brothel keeper Fanny Jones. Paul Bunyan earned a statue on Main Street. Airport troop greeters Kay Lebowitz and Bill Knight round out the list of tables. They are all jewels in Bangor s crown, and each in their own way is a bona fide legend.