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Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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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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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated 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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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.

Site Pages

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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…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - About the Project

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

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Caribou Public Library

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My Maine Stories

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Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.