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Item 16595

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn and Charles Malloy at Green Acre, Eliot

Contributed by: Eliot Baha'i Archives Date: circa 1900 Location: Eliot Media: Photographic print

Item 100356

St. Sauveur mission, Mount Desert, ca. 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1866 Media: Pencil on paper

Item 20459

Elder Clement Phinney, Standish, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1810 Location: Standish Media: Lithograph


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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.