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Keywords: French Canadian

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 15935

French Row, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Springvale Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 18866

'La Veuve Joyeuse,' Lewiston, 1976

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1976 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

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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La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… France” during the weekly performances of French-Canadian ballads, chants, and folk songs at local parks.

Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

Due to the influx of French-Canadians and the animosity between the French and Irish Catholics, a separate church--St.

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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.

My Maine Stories

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

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

Story

Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.