Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Anniversaries, Birthdays
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Lewiston; Saco
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Date: circa 1898
Media: Photographic print
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.
2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.