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Category: People, French Americans

Historical Items

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Item 10012

Acadian Flag design

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage Date: 1883 Media: fabric

Item 14013

Louise Surrette, Bangor, 1941

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1941 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 64427

Eastend Bunch, Biddeford, 1935

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1935-08-25 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

RESOURCES PLEASE NOTE: The Biddeford Heritage Project made extensive use of the local newspaper, in its many incarnations, in researching for the…

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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, 1930Item Contributed…

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

IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford J.G. Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca.

My Maine Stories

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Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-√Čtats
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.