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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Political Parties, Know-nothing

Historical Items

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Item 5208

Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-07-06 Location: Bath Media: Oil on canvas

Item 5283

Burning of the Old South Church, Bath, (1st Stage)

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-07-06 Location: Bath Media: Oil on canvas

Item 35333

John Bapst, Bangor, ca. 1860

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: circa 1860 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.