Jean-Baptiste Couture c.1900

Title

Jean-Baptiste Couture c.1900

Files

Document Type

Photograph

Publication Date

1900

Keywords

Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, Maine, Franco-American Collection

Location

BLeMessager F1

Abstract

Jean-Baptiste Couture (1866-1943), a native of Québec, left school at age 13 to become a typesetter. He came to the United States in about 1883, where he worked for Lewiston's French language newspaper, Le Messager.

He owned and published the paper for more than 50 years and founded WCOU, a bilingual radio station, as well as being active in politics and theater.

City

Lewiston, ME

Comments

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Jean-Baptiste Couture c.1900


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