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Historical Items

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Item 15787

Calais-Canada border, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Calais; St. Stephen Media: Photographic print

Item 82153

Little Canada School, Lewiston, ca.1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 98864

Zépherin Lessard, Royal Canadian Army, Fernie, BC, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Madeleine Paré Roy through Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1917 Location: Lewiston; Fernie Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

Site Pages

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Old Canada Road Historical Society

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… Public Library Pierre Painchaud moved from Canada to Biddeford in 1857 when he was five years old, and he was already a band leader by the age of…

My Maine Stories

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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

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Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes