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Item 7075

Canal workers, Lewiston, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 7159

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency


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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

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.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 1 of 2

… above and around the Falls, his plans for dams, canal, mills, a power company, and a water district could not be finalized.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - John Frank Stevens

Stevens took over the Canal project from John F. Wallace in 1905, Wallace had resigned the position mainly because of a fear of yellow fever, which…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

… practices were held in the Rumford Band Room on Canal Street but later moved to the Howard Hall building in Mexico to practice marching.