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Franco-American Childhood

Swimming pool, St. Joseph's Orphanage, Lewiston, 1963

Swimming pool, St. Joseph's Orphanage, Lewiston, 1963

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Franco-American Collection

Yet a Franco childhood was not all discrimination and hard work. The early experiences of many young Francos also transmitted knowledge of their culture and heritage - through traditional cuisine, music and leisure activities.

The paradox at the heart of the Franco experience in Maine is that as the community became more socially and economically successful, members were less reliant on these traditional values.


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