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Historical Items

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Item 25228

Mill workers during the lunch hour on Main Street, Biddeford, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 7247

Lincoln Mill workers, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 82137

Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1954

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1954 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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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.

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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

Site Pages

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Old Berwick Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 14 of 17

Layoffs were common for mill workers, many of which were forced to rely on the city's Poor Farm for Assistance program.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Mills and Homes in Stockholm

… by the Stockholm Lumber Company around 1900 where mill workers lived. Also by the railroad there were six more homes.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.