St Peter's School, Lewiston, Class of 1910
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St Peter's School ('Ecole St Pierre') was the first parish school in Lewiston. It opened in 1878 to serve the French-speaking children of immigrants who poured into Lewiston in the 1860s and 70s to work in the mills.
Although children were taught exclusively in French -- from Canadian textbooks -- until the 1930s, there was a growing desire among parents to "Americanize" their children to provide them with better life chances. Note the large Stars and Stripes behind the graduates.
- Title: St Peter's School, Lewiston, Class of 1910
- Creation Date: 1910-06-16
- Subject Date: 1910-06-16
- Town: Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 22 x 17
- Local Code: 2012.0.14
- Object Type: Image
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USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
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