Keywords: Notre Dame De lourdes
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Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
Date: circa 1953
Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Location: 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.