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Item 13811

East Maine Conference Seminary, Bucksport, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Bucksport Media: Postcard

Item 14157

Esther Leach

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

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Marjorie Hurd

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print


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John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

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.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… 1803 for the purpose of space sharing for various religious entities. Money for erecting the building was secured from the sale of the pews.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

education, was a very important goal, mostly for religious instruction, but it stuck. The town of Blue Hill was and is a bustling coastal community.

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

Although she had no prior intention of founding a religious community, Catherine and two companions took vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and an…

My Maine Stories

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Nursing at Mercy Hospital during WWII
by Roberta Loring

Education and nursing at Mercy Hospital during World War II.


The Mercy mission called to me deeply
by Melissa Skahan

Melissa Skahan recounted her admiration for the Sisters, as well as her years of work at Mercy


30 years of work at Mercy
by Gordon Davis

Gordon Davis recounted anecdotes from his thirty years of employment at Mercy Hospital