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Historical Items

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Item 10915

Sweden Street, Caribou, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 1163

Sweden Street, Caribou, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 12267

Garden Clothing Company, Sweden Street, Caribou, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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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.

Site Pages

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New Sweden Historical Society

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Project Partners

It serves students from New Sweden, Stockholm, Westmanland, and Madawaska Lake. As part of the New Sweden School's Maine History, Local History unit…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Eureka Hall, Stockholm

Eureka Hall, July 2006Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society In the present day, it is open as a restaurant upstairs, and downstairs it is…