Keywords: Monk House
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1992–1993 Location: Cape Elizabeth Clients: Millicent S. Monks; Robert A.G. Monks Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.