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.
Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.
Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.
Ladies' Third Annual Banquet, Farmington, 1893 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description The program for the Banquet held at the…
SEE NOTES Ladies' Third Annual Banquet. Farmington, Maine. 1893. Back cover. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description The back…
SEE NOTES Ladies Third Annual Banquet. Farmington, Maine. 1893. Menu. Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Inside of the…