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Item 18396

St. John's Day parade float, Lewiston, 1965

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1965-06-20

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

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.