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Historical Items

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Item 30998

Canadian National Club, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910-10-17 Location: Biddeford Media: Photograph on board

Item 18161

Canadian Customs, Woodstock, N.B., ca. 1920

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Woodstock; Houlton Media: Postcard

Item 6010

Canadian Pacific Railroad at Onawa, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Onawa Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70920

Storage, Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Storage

Item 37222

10-16 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railways Use: Land only

Item 37223

10-16 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railways Use: Blacksmith Shop

Exhibits

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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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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

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.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Canadian and Pacific Railroad

Canadian and Pacific Railroad Text by Megan and Madison, students at Presque Isle Middle School Edited by Presque Isle Historical Society X…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… bringing with it a growing workforce of French Canadians, Irish, and other newly arriving ethnic groups.

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

Bloomfield Academy Bloomfield AcademyItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House The Canaan Academy was first incorporated by the court of…

My Maine Stories

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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.

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Ah, les Fameuse Ployes!
by Alain Ouellette

Growing up in an Acadian French family and eating ployes

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-√Čtats
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.