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Item 18391

Decorative tile, Lewiston, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1945 Location: Lewiston Media: Ceramic tile

Item 27948

Interior First National Bank, Bath, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1904 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 1421

Fireplace, Margaret Chase Smith home, Skowhegan, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940-07-17 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print


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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


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.