Franco-American Collection

Celestine Lavigne

A first-generation Franco-American immigrant, Celestine Leclair Lavigne (b. c1885) speaks to Suzanne Roy about her childhood in St. Eugene de l'Islet, Quebec and Brunswick, Maine.  She describes life in Brunswick's Little Canada district and conditions in the mills and housing.

This interview was conducted in French.

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