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Item 18401

Replica of Jacques Cartier ship, 1897

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1897-06-24 Media: Photographic print

Item 18410

St-Jean-Baptiste float, Lewiston, 1959

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1959 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Photographic print


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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

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.