Lucien Filion Interview
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Lucien 'Red' Filion was born in Beaulac-Garthby, QC, in 1915. His parents were farmers, living off the land. In 1923, Red's family moved to Lewiston, Maine. Red started work at 16 in a Lewiston shoe shop, as a 'cotton boy', bringing raw cotton to the women working the looms. In this interview he describes conditions in the mills, the great shoe strike of 1937, and his career in various Lewiston factories.
Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.