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Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library
Date: circa 1930
Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.