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

… 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

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 - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

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

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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 no small part due to the many talented French-Canadians who had moved here. One of the most famous musicians of this time was Pierre Painchaud…

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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

… 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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Franco-American Collection

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… bringing with it a growing workforce of French Canadians, Irish, and other newly arriving ethnic groups.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 1 of 17

… financially advantageous factors, heavy Irish and Canadian immigration occurred. The 1830 and 1860 Biddeford census show a rise from 1,995…

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

The French too were interested in lands of this area, but were largely content to trade and in some cases convert the native peoples to Catholicism.

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… a vacuum in the woods, which was filled by French Canadian and Scandinavian immigrants. Instead of pine, they turned to cutting spruce for lumber…