Hi Sustained -
I'm really the wrong person to ask, though I wouldn't be surprised if what you assume is accurate. I grew up in Southeastern CT in the coastal suburbs. A lot of the people who lived there were neither "Old Money New Englanders" (if you know what I mean) or "Salt of the Earth farmers." We had a lot of professionals, Navy families, and blue-collar manufacturing folks. We were halfway between Boston and New York City.
My dad's aunt and uncle lived in Maine and that side of the family is originally from New Hampshire. They emigrated from England in the mid-1600s and were farmers. We affectionately refer to my grandmother's side of the family as the New Hampshire Yankees. *laugh* Old family names you might recognize.
Anyway, the area in Maine they lived in had (and still has today) a fairly healthy summer and tourist population, being on the ocean, so they were used to outsiders. We never felt unwelcome, then again, my great-aunt and great-uncle were well-respected and just from "Ova Theah" (New Hampshire). My dad's cousin and his wife retired to the same small town.
/Di's family history ;)
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