"En 1904...j'avais eu le meilleur résultat de l'école New York Trade School pour avoir mon diplome. Puis c'était Président Roosevelt, l'ancien Président Roosevelt, le vieux Président Roosevelt, qui est venu nous donner nos diplômes."
Amedée Fournier was born in St Justique, QC in 1888; his father was a river-boat captain (matelot) on between Montréal and Ottawa. He immigrated to the US at the age of 6, and became a plumber at the New York Trade School. After graduating, he returned to Lewiston, and met a number of noteable local Francos, including Dr. Wiseman, the first Franco-American mayor, and F.X. Marcotte, local entrepeneur.
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