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Item 9658

Gas Patch demolition, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1960

Location: Lewiston

Media: Phototransparency

Item 9660

Gas tank, Lewiston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1960

Location: Lewiston

Media: Phototransparency

Item 7248

Raw cotton, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

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Nave, St. Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston

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.

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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

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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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

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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Float in Parade for St. John de Baptist, Lewiston

Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Muskie swearing in, Washington, D.C., 1980

Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

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John MacGregor, Lincoln, 1898

Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…