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Historical Items

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Item 81779

Michael J. Cady, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 81770

Patrick H. Flaherty, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 82072

Thomas F. McGillicuddy, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

… as the daughter of a middle class Irish Catholic family. (In British-ruled Ireland at the time, Protestants dominated the upper classes and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 9 of 17

The animosity resulted in the founding of Saint Joseph’s Church in 1870 for French-Canadian Roman Catholics.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

Joseph's--was established in 1870. The last Catholic church would be St. Andre's, established by a separate faction of French-Canadians in 1900.

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

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Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich

Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.

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Where are the French?
by Rhea Côté Robbins

Franco-Americans in Maine