Monthly Archives: June 2016

All in the Family – The Franco-Americans of Yarmouth

Yarmouth, Maine, is not generally considered a “Franco-American town” – and with good reason.  The US Census Bureau estimates the Franco-American population of the community at about 630, or 11% of the total.  But, small as it may be, Yarmouth’s Franco-American community has an interesting story to tell. Apart from its diminuitive size, one distinguishing […]

Daniel Mitchell’s Decade Among the Abenaki

One Saturday evening, in the early spring of in 1752, three boys were bringing home the cattle from the common pasture near the meetinghouse in North Yarmouth, Maine [1], back to Benjamin Mitchell’s farm. It should have been a relatively routine chore for the lads, aged seven, eleven and twelve.  But at the intersection of Main Street and […]