Keywords: Excelsior Mill
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.
Franklin County groups are called Excelsior Granges. States with Granges were assigned similarly unique names, and Maine's is Pomona.