Alonzo Garcelon

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Alonzo Garcelon

I did the Alonzo Garcelon story because people were saying Paul LePage was the second Franco-American Governor.  LePage is the first.  Garcelon was from a place with a Fench History, but it was Britiss for several hundred years before his grandfather James was born.  James immigrated to the United States and the family ends up in Lewiston during the Revolutionary War.  Alonzo Garcelon was born in Lewiston in 1813 and would think of himself as a Hugonaut, a very different French culture from what most historians consider Franco-American.

 

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