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Title: Baseball, Lisbon Falls, 1929
Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society
Location: Lisbon Falls
Title: Houlton baseball club team
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1910
Media: monochrome photograph
Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.
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.