The increase in economic stimulus prompted thousands of Quebecers to migrate causing a population boom; the populace rose from 1,801 in 1840 to 21,701 in 1890.
During the mid-19th century, Lewistown was the wealthiest, The town's reationship with Bates was strained with the 1861 Lewistown cotton riots, but gradually improved over time during the American Civil War.
The Lewiston area was formerly inhabited by peoples of the Androscoggin (or Arosaguntacook) tribe.
The Androscoggins were a tribe of the Abenaki nation.
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While the dominant language spoken in the city is English, it is home to the largest French-speaking population in the United States (by populate) while it is second to St.
The mid-20th century saw the expansion of textile investments and the 5,000-person Lewiston-Auburn Shoe Strike of 1937. Kennedy before he assumed his presidency; he spoke at a park now known as "Kennedy Park." The city is home to the only basilica in Maine, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 15 colleges and universities, 44 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Androscoggin Bank Colisée, the Stephens Observatory, the Olin Arts Center, the Bates College Museum of Art (BCMo A) and two significant general hospitals: Central Maine Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center.
Lewiston hosts the Bates Dance Festival, the Patrick Dempsey Challenge, Liberty Festival, Festival Franco Fun, The Great Falls Balloon Festival, and the Emerge Film Festival.
Under Bates' supervision, during the Civil War, the mill produced textiles to the Union Army.
His mills generated employment for thousands of Canadians, and immigrants from Europe.