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Item 35333

John Bapst, Bangor, ca. 1860

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: circa 1860 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 7917

Sebastien Rasles strongbox, ca. 1721

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1721 Location: Norridgewock Media: Wood, copper, leather

Item 100357

Lewis Island Passamaquoddy village, Skoodic Lake, ca. 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1866 Media: Pencil and ink on paper


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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

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.


John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.

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John Bapst Memorial High School

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