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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…

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

VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) Union & Journal (Biddeford, Me.), 24 June 1864 X After the war ended both the…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community Workers in Wiler's Oil Cloth Factory.Hubbard Free Library When the railroad came to Hallowell in…

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

… of French Canadian, Irish, and some west European immigrants migrated to Biddeford and Saco to work in textile mills, ice harvesting manufactures…

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

… advantageous factors, heavy Irish and Canadian immigration occurred. The 1830 and 1860 Biddeford census show a rise from 1,995 residents to 9,349…

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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 - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

… in 1716-7 around the falls, and Scots-Irish immigrants arrived in greater numbers throughout the 1740's.

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Maine Irish Heritage Center

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

Along the Waterfront X The Portland Press Herald and the Evening Express ran a regular column on what was going on on Portland's busy working…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection

Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection A Brief History of the Portland Press Herald Guy Gannett with Senator Frederick Hale, Portland…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

Aviation Biplane and pilots, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1924Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Aviation and news about…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Icons & Influencers

Icons & Influencers Charles Lindbergh, Scarborough, 1927Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Icons & Influencers…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection Schooner Bowdoin, backing off the pier, Wiscasset, 1926 View the Wiscasset's Arctic Connection Slide Show Text…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography Eye In The Sky Slideshow In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

Sports High School Sports View a High School Sports Slideshow Sports, as in newspapers around the globe, occupied a prominent role in the…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - "Man on the Street"

"Man on the Street" Street scene, Monument Square, Portland, ca. 1924Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media The Portland…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - 1925 National Governors' Association Convention

1925 National Governors' Association Convention View the National Governors' Convention Slideshow, 1925 On Monday June 29, 1925, over 20 of…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Power of Potential View the Maine Women's Business Convention Slideshow…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 2 of 2

Crime & Disaster This was the fourth school fire in Portland in 1921 and was of unknown origin. It started in the library, which did not have a…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

Crime & Disaster Crime & Disaster A selection of photographs relating to crime & disaster in the Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Negative…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Coming of the Swedes, 1870-73

This peak of immigration was not exceeded in subsequent years. As more immigrants arrived from Sweden, some took over abandoned farms in Woodland and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 534-603

… as assistant assessor for Ward 6 where many Irish immigrants lived, worked for Thomas A. White; and then opened his own shop.