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Richard Turcotte (1914-2001) was born in Lewiston to parents who had recently immigrated from Canada.
Turcotte's mother, Phillipine Lacroix Turcotte, died when he was three. His father, Eugene Turcotte, died when Richard was 11. He lived with a neighbor for a while and was sent to Pownal State School in 1925. The school, which later became the Pineland Center, had been known until 1925 as the Maine School for the Feeble-Minded.
Turcotte left the school in the 1950s and moved to Lewiston, where he worked at Maine General Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital.
About This Item
- Title: Richard Turcotte, Lewiston, ca. 1970
- Creator: Mrowka
- Creation Date: circa 1970
- Subject Date: circa 1970
- Town: Lewiston, New Gloucester
- County: Androscoggin, Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. 2339, Box 1/1
- Collection: Richard Turcotte collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- French Americans--Maine
- Pineland Center (New Gloucester, Me.)
- Pineland Farms, Inc. (New Gloucester, Me.)
- Pineland Hospital and Training Center (New Gloucester, Me.)
- Psychiatric hospitals--Maine
- Turcotte, Richard, 1914-2001--Portrait photographs
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