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Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society
Date: circa 1905
Media: Print from Glass Negative
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1900
Media: Glass Negative
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Owner in 1924: Lulu B. French
Use: Summer Dwelling
Owner in 1924: Mary R. French
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.
George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.
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.
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It was not unusual for French-speaking audiences of 1100 to be entertained at one of Salvas’s plays.
… circling around small towns where they were well-received. In 1908, Salvas started presenting plays on his own for French-speaking audiences.
… la France” during the weekly performances of French-Canadian ballads, chants, and folk songs at local parks.
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by Michael Parent
How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.
by Maurice Paquette
If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.
by Kathy Becvar
Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.