Finnish Church confirmation class, South Thomaston, 1933

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From left are members of the confirmation class of the Finnish Church of South Thomaston, Wilja Anderson, Mrs. John F. Henio, Jenny Leppainen, Rev. John F. Henio, Ida Harjula, Viilho Pasanen, and Laila Rahkonen.

Immigrants from Finland first arrived in the Thomaston area in the 1890s and worked in granite quarries, then turned to farming.

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  • Title: Finnish Church confirmation class, South Thomaston, 1933
  • Creator: Rockland Photo Studio
  • Creation Date: 1933
  • Subject Date: 1933
  • Location: South Thomaston, Knox County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Photographs--OS--Box 2, 2003.500.59
  • Object Type: Image

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