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Historical Items

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Item 7245

Lisbon Street Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1912 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 7255

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 7183

Main Street in Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

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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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

The son of Maine's surgeon general and nephew of a captain in the 16th Maine, Charles A. Garcelon of Lewiston served in Co. I of the 16th Maine. His letters home in the first 17 months of his service express his reflections on war and his place in it.

Site Pages

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Franco-American Collection

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works

Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works   Article on KIW This undated article from the Lewiston Journal was among John Martin's effects.

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Historic Hallowell - The Blizzard - Works Cited

Lewiston, ME: 1952 “The Blizzard Of 1952 As Folks Saw It In Lewiston And Auburn; This Pictorial Record Shows Problems Posed By Heavy Snow.” Lewiston

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

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