Franco-American Collection

Marguerite Beaulieu

Marguerite Beaulieu was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, in 1884.  She came to the United States at age 13 to the village of Fort Fairfield, Maine in order to work, before moving to Lewiston to work in the Bates Mill.  In this 1977 interview, she describes her new life in America and life in the early 20th century.


Listen to her interview.

Read the transcript (PDF)

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