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St. Peters

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 23, 2019
1. St. Peters Marker
Inscription.   Early British settlers were more interested in farming than in fishing. By the early 1800s, a small village began to grow farther inland. Here the bay was narrow and easily crossed - first by ferry, later by bridge. St. Peters became a typical rural crossroads village. It was where you came to sell your surplus and buy supplies. Or have your horse shod. Or see the doctor. Or get a haircut. By the 1940s, the village was home to a dozen assorted shops and stores, two community halls, two doctors and a court house. There were even several tourist homes and a hotel - the Bayview.

Les premiers colons, britanniques étaient plus intéressés par l'agriculture que par la pêche. Au début des années 1800, un petit village commençait à s'étendre à l'intérieur des terres. Comme la baie est étroite ici, il était facile de - la franchir - d'abord par traversier et, plus tard, un pont fut construit. St.Peters devint un véritable carrefour rural. Les gens y venaient vendre leur surplus et s'approvisionner, faire ferrer les chevaux, consulter le médecin ou se faire couper les cheveux. Vers 1940, on y comptait une
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dizaine de boutiques et de magasins, deux salles commu- baie est étroite ici, il était facile de nautaires, deux cabinets de médecin et un palais de justice. Il y avait même des gites touristiques et un hôtel, le Bayview.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 46° 26.401′ N, 62° 41.694′ W. Marker is near Greenwich, Prince Edward Island, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Prince Edward Island Route 313. Marker is 1.1 km from the trailhead at the Greenwich section of Prince Edward Island National Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwich, Prince Edward Island C0A 2A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Havre Saint Pierre (here, next to this marker); Mussel Power/Les moules plus d'une utilité (a few steps from this marker); The Sanderson Farm/La ferme Sanderson (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 23, 2019
3. St. Peters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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