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Historical Items

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Item 81776

D. A. Donovan, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102784

Irish immigrants Margaret and Lawrence Newell on their porch, Portland, 1937

Courtesy of Matthew Jude Barker, an individual partner Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 81779

Michael J. Cady, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Maine Irish Heritage Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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

VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) Pew payment receipt, Biddeford, 1806, 1807, 1810Item Contributed byBiddeford…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

… Biddeford began to experience an intense level of immigration, first of Irish and other west European workers; then later French-Canadian, east and…

My Maine Stories

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

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage