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Historical Items

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Item 9916

St. Ignatius, Martyr, Church, Sanford, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Sanford Media: Photographic print

Item 22958

St. Ignatius Parish, Sanford, 1904

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Sanford Media: Glass Negative

Item 16710

View from Town Hall, Sanford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."