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Franco-American Collection

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Biddeford's Movers & Shakers

Lausier, Esq. From "The Franco-Americans of the state of Maine" (1915) X Every town and city has their prominent citizens, their town fathers…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

1968: A1. Print. (S) Lawton, R.J. Franco-Americans of the state of Maine, U.S.A., and their achievements: historical, descriptive, and biographical.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

It was a typical colonial American town, well placed along trade routes and a bustling hub. Lumber was one of the earliest and most successful…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 2 of 3

The Franco community, while shunning assimilation for "la survivance" of the French culture, championed the expansion of educational opportunities…

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

… heavily for women workers, both Anglo and Franco. The introduction of daycare centers so that able-bodied mothers could work even part time to…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words

The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words B.H.S. Project ASPIRE Tyshon & Mrs. Doherty prepare to photograph artifacts X "It was wonderful working…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - ABOUT US

ABOUT US Biddeford High School - B.H.S. Project ASPIRE At Biddeford High School, our shared vision is that all students will graduate with the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

HISTORY of Biddeford...a Maine river town Text by Renée DesRoberts Research & editorial assistance provided by Sally Leahey, Raymond Gaudette…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

Cities of Smoke and Soot Aftermath of Harmon's Corner Fire, 1911McArthur Public Library Headline about the fire which consumed Biddeford's…

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

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) The second decade of the 19th century kicked off a period of immense change for Biddeford and Saco.

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

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) Lt. John R. Andrews, Biddeford, ca. 1861McArthur Public Library CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 1 of 3

A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) Letter to Captain Nathaniel Goodwin of Biddeford, 1818McArthur Public Library After the Revolution was…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine... Our history is a rich tapestry of people, places, ideas and innovations.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - CONTACT

CONTACT Balloon view of Saco Bay, including Biddeford Pool, ca. 1880McArthur Public Library Got a question or comment about what you have seen…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 2 of 2

VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) First Universalist Church, Biddeford, 1955McArthur Public Library Small, innovative…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 1 of 2

VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) Shops in the Exchange Block, Biddeford, ca.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club

"Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club "Rocking Chair Row" program, Biddeford, 1930Biddeford Historical…

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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

VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) Main Street, Biddeford, 1909McArthur Public Library At the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War & Biddeford

The Civil War & Biddeford X Confederate money, 1862Biddeford Historical Society "It is with feelings of patriotic pride that I refer to…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

EXHIBITS NEW! THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION ERAS AS EXPERIENCED IN BIDDEFORD AND SACO A fresh look into a tumultuous era for the people of…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy 3-masted schooner towed by tug boat in Saco River, ca.

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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, 1810Biddeford Historical Society…