In this episode, you’ll get to hear about how the fire impacted the town of Bar Harbor in the following decades. Poorva and Mazie discuss how present-day Bar Harbor differs from the 50s and 60s, and what can be learned from the devastation of the Fire, including the subsequent community-building efforts.



The “Wildfire Loose” Collection of interviews conducted by Joyce Butler in preparation for her book of the title donated to the Maine Folklife Center in 1979. Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine. (

Davis, Lloyd. NA1225 NAFOH. Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

Cover photo credits: Bangor Daily News; found in the Bar Harbor Historical Society archives