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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photograph on board
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1920
Location: Woodstock; Houlton
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Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad
Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railways
Use: Land only
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.
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.
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.
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Canadian and Pacific Railroad Text by Megan and Madison, students at Presque Isle Middle School Edited by Presque Isle Historical Society X…
… bringing with it a growing workforce of French Canadians, Irish, and other newly arriving ethnic groups.
Bloomfield Academy Bloomfield AcademyItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House The Canaan Academy was first incorporated by the court of…
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by Hugh J. Chisholm
Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.
by Michael Parent
How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.
by Kathy Becvar
Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.