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Franco-American Collection

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

The first French explorers described the people of the region as Etchemin. This term probably included the current Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 9 of 17

… in Biddeford during the 1860s, thousands of French Canadian, Irish, and some west European immigrants migrated to Biddeford and Saco to work in…

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

Mary's), founded in 1855. Due to the influx of French-Canadians and the animosity between the French and Irish Catholics, a separate church--St.

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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

In the streets people spoke mostly English and French, but you could also hear German, Dutch, Albanian, Greek, Yiddish, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

… people from other cultures, such as the Irish and French-Canadians, plus the successful manufacturing at the many mills, combined to foster a…

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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

… shunning assimilation for "la survivance" of the French culture, championed the expansion of educational opportunities, especially for girls, which…

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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

… the Irish blocked the Bradbury Bridge and the French blocked the Main Street Bridge; both groups were well-armed and ready to chase the scoundrels…

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

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

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

The French called the ethnic group of southwestern Maine “Armouchiquois“, but the tribes often referred to themselves by their family band name.