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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

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Letter to Francis Pratt from family, 1865

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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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

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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'Death of Father Sebastian Rale,' 1856

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.

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Wyman Dam Construction Footbridge

Old Canada Road Historical Society

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Old Homestead Ginger Beer, Saint Stephen and Calais, c. 1900

Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Painchaud's Band Association, Biddeford, 1915

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 Showing 3 of 5 View All

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It was like a family in the mill

by Arnold R. Couture


I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician

Story

Story of the "little nun"

by Felicia Garant


My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

Story

Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898

by Hugh J. Chisholm


Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.