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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

… an intense level of immigration, first of Irish and other west European workers; then later French-Canadian, east and southern Europeans.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) Pew payment receipt, Biddeford, 1806, 1807, 1810Item Contributed byBiddeford…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 2 of 2

II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor Piles of logs along the Saco River, circa 1910Item Contributed…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - "Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

… National Origins Act, which restricted European immigration and prohibited Asian immigration, was the result of several decades of debate over the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

As more Europeans settled here, more of the natives stayed permanently away. This fed into a long-propagated idea that that these native tribes had…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

… first textile mills and the first French-Canadian immigrant. In 1855 this growth manifested itself in Biddeford's transition from town to city.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

… musicians of this time was Pierre Painchaud, who immigrated in 1857 at age 5. At age 18 he founded La Fanfare Painchaud (Painchaud's Band), which…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 3 of 3

… Mills sold off much of their stock of cotton to European interests for high profits early in the war, but later ran out of stock for production.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

… Maine's native peoples faired after contact with Europeans, only the southwestern tribes would disappear altogether--driven from their ancestral…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

Like all immigrants he wanted a better life. Other Europeans had come before Somes, of course -- explorers with names like Verrazano, Gomez, and…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… along the Androscoggin, additional waves of immigrants, in the person of Italian and Eastern European masons, came to build them, while Canadians…