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Biddeford in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Biddeford's La Justice / La Justice de Biddeford

Biddeford, Maine

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Biddeford's <i>La Justice</i> / <i>La Justice</i> de Biddeford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 12, 2021
1. Biddeford's La Justice / La Justice de Biddeford Marker
Inscription.  
Alfred Bonneau started publishing La Justice, a weekly French-language newspaper, in 1893. It was published until 1950. Joseph C. Bolduc was the last editor. Alfred Bonneau was a prominent citizen and one of the foremost French-Canadian editors in New England. He published La Justice for for 25 years and was a fiery defender of his French language and his faith. He served on the school board, was elected clerk of the "Overseer of the Poor," and President of L'Union Musicale. He was also a member of La Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste as well as an agent for the Grand Trunk Railroad. La Justice occupied several locations in the 1900's. The office and composing room shown in the lower photo were located at 13 Alfred Street where four assistants are setting type.

La Justice de Biddeford fut un journal hebdomadaire en français créé par Alfred Bonneau en 1893. La publication de La Justice continua jusqu'en 1950. M. Joseph Bolduc fut son dernier rédacteur. Alfred Bonneau était un citoyen de Biddefort important et était bien connu à travers la Nouvelle-Angleterre en tant
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qu'éditeur dédié à son métier pendant 25 ans. Il était connu pour sa défense de la langue française et la foi catholique.

M. Bonneau devint Surveillant des Pauvres de Biddeford. Il était membre et président de L'union Musicale et membre de la Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Il fut un des agent pour la compagnie ferrovière, le Grand Tronc. La Justice a connu plusieurs locaux au début des années 1900. Les photo démontrent le bureau au numéro 13 rue Alfred ainsi que le bureau de composition avec ses quatre employés.
 
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Biddeford, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 43° 29.537′ N, 70° 27.206′ W. Marker is in Biddeford, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Alfred Street (Maine Route 9) just south of Main Street (Maine Route 9), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Alfred St, Biddeford ME 04005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Street / La Rue Alfred (a few steps from this marker); The Laconia Co. / La Compagnie Laconia
Biddeford's <i>La Justice</i> / <i>La Justice</i> de Biddeford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 12, 2021
2. Biddeford's La Justice / La Justice de Biddeford Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The I.O.O.F. Block / Le Bloc I.O.O.F. (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Shevenell Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Stone Fort (about 400 feet away); Fort Saco in 1693 / Le Fort Saco en 1693 (about 400 feet away); Biddeford Maine Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biddeford.
 
Additional keywords. Biddeford's La Justice / La Justice de Biddeford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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