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Category: Recreation & Leisure, Sports, Swimming

Historical Items

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Item 6599

Swimmers at Damariscotta Lake, ca 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Jefferson Media: Photoprint

Item 7766

Ready for a dip in the lake

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Belgrade Lakes Media: Photoprint

Item 10644

Boys cooling off, Cape Elizabeth, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979-06-18 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.