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Item 18379

St. Louis Chapel School, New Auburn, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1895

Location: Auburn

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81585

Ruins of New Auburn Fire, 1933

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1933-05-15

Location: Auburn

Media: Photographic print

Item 81586

Dupont Bakery Ruins, Auburn, 1933

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1933-05-15

Location: Auburn

Media: Photographic print

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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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Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most contentious topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people—the Wabanaki—permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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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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 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Julia died May 6, 1912, in Auburn. They are buried in modest graves in Strong Village Cemetery. Thanks to the efforts of a group of grateful…

Site Page

Western Maine Foothills Region - About the Project

… region—Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner—look upon Auburn/Lewiston or South Paris/Norway as their commercial centers.

Site Page

Team of trained moose, Caribou, 1942

Caribou Public Library

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Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith


Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.