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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Date: circa 1930
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Date: circa 1910
Media: Photographic print
Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.
St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
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In the end of 1899 a flag station was finished and the trains started transporting passengers. The Bangor and Aroostook Railroad began delivering…
… Ross, often known as the maker of the American Flag, reported that she had sewed the first American Flag.
… and a bronze star badge hung from a small chiffon flag. The star means a soldier and a sailor clasping hands in front of a figure of Liberty.
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by Joy Asuncion
My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy
by Adam R. Cote
Military Service has had a deep impact my life
by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima