The Upper St. John Valley

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One of the largest bilingual Franco-American territories in the United States, the beautiful Upper St. John Valley is revealed in over two hundred images and accompanying text in this fascinating pictorial history, which covers the regions from Hamlin Plantation to Allagash along the river and south to Eagle Lake, Winterville, and Guerette. The Upper St. John Valley is a product of the dispersal of the Acadian French by the English in 1755 and 1785. Tested by a severe climate and semi-isolation for years, the Valley inhabitants were strong survivors. Through images dated up to 1960 we see the intense religious feeling, strong work ethic, and leisure activity of the people living in this unique enclave.
ISBN: 9780738550251
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Frank Sleeper, author of many titles in the Images of America Series, has triumphed once again in this exciting book. Using years of experience working as a journalist he brings to life a time often forgotten in the every day hustle and bustle. Drawing from the archives of the Madawaska Historical Society and St. John residents, Frank has reminded us of the triumphs of human spirit and determination. This book is sure to find its way to both public and private libraries of residents and tourists alike.
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