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We are grateful to Reverend Richard Santerre for permitting us to quote from his work The Franco-Americans of Lowell, Massachusetts, published by the Franco-American Day Committee of Lowell, MA, in June 1972. We have selected the following sections to reproduce here:

  • The Beginning of an Epoch
  • French Immigrants Arrive
  • Opened Mission in Cellar
  • Two Societies in 1868
  • Memorial to Fr. Garin
  • Advance in Politics
  • French Culture

Other readings:

  • Fond Memories of Little Canada and the Late Henri and Yvonne Matineau – submitted by Diane M. (Martineau) Brunelle
  • Joseph Henri Guillet – Historic Leaves by Dora St. Martin