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South Paris, Maine History, Genealogy and Trivia

The state's only trial for blasphemy was held in South Paris in 1919.

In Maine's only trial for blasphemy, which took place in South Paris, defendant Michael X. Mockus was ruled guilty of words "uttered contumeliously, in a blasphemous manner."

Rita Shaw of South Paris, Maine sang and played the guitar for troops during World War ll.

Actress Reta Shaw, of South Paris, once sang "Snappy Syncopaters" with her father's jazz band in the Roaring Twenties.

Tony Montanaro, mime pupil of Marcel Marceau, lives and teaches in South Paris.

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