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Historical Items

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Item 9656

Keens Corner School grads, Leeds, 1901

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Leeds Media: Photographic print

Item 9651

Sled ride, Leeds, 1909

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: Leeds Media: Postcard

Item 9653

Fairview Farm, Leeds, ca. 1921

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1921 Location: Leeds Media: Postcard

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Exhibits

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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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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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

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Leeds Historical Society

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