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Item 80764

High school girls at St. Andre's school, 1945

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 18365

St. Peter's parochial school, Lewiston, ca. 1964

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1964

Location: Lewiston

Media: Postcard

Item 80761

1949 St. Andre School Graduates, Biddeford, 1949

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society

Date: 1949

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

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John Bapst High School basketball Booster button, Bangor, ca. 1950

John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


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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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Brunswick-Topsham pedestrian bridge, ca. 1920

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

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St. Joseph's School students and teachers, Biddeford, 1910

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

schools since most Francos sent their kids to parochial schools. By the time he sought re-election to his 16th term as mayor, this ongoing strife…

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Construction of the new Bradbury Bridge, Biddeford, 1921

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 2 of 3

… public or parochial schools, moving on to public, parochial or private high schools--boys and girls. Many went off to college.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - About the Project

… Rumford Elementary School; Holy Savior School parochial school; the libraries of Buckfield, Dixfield, and Rumford; Dr.