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Historical Items

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Item 82153

Little Canada School, Lewiston, ca.1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 82154

Little Canada School, Lewiston, ca.1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 82156

Little Canada School, Lewiston, 1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

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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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Sam L. Cohen (1915-2003)

… houses around a neighborhood known as Little Canada, which was close to the textile mills that employed so many at the time.

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Lincoln, Maine - Railroads

… and Washington Counties, as well as parts of Canada and New England. Todd Dill "How does this topic connect to you in your life today?" Railroads…

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

The Abenakis went back to Canada after that but returned years later. However, the village was never the same, and eventually they all went to other…

My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

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Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.