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Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston

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Jean-Baptiste Couture (1866-1943), a native of Qu├ębec, left school at age 13 to become a typesetter. He came to the United States in about 1883, where he worked for Lewiston's French language newspaper, Le Messager. He owned and published the paper for more than 50 years and founded WCOU, a bilingual radio station, as well as being active in politics and theater.

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