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Near Cheticamp in Inverness County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Jeanne Dugas

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 28, 2019
1. Jeanne Dugas Marker
Inscription.  The life story of Jeanne Dugas illustrates the experiences of Acadíans in the second half of the 18th century. She and her family fled Ile Royale (Cape Breton Island) to escape the deportation of 1758, but were later captured by the British and imprisoned in Halifax. Freed sometime after the end of the war in 1763, they returned home to le Royale. Midwife, keeper of Acadian stories, and co-founder of Chéticamp around 1785, she helped create a flourishing community. Dugas, who lived through eight dislocations in all, embodies the resourcefulness and resilience of Acadian women who survived through 50 years of upheaval and war.

La vie de Jeanne Dugas illustre la diversité de l'expérience acadienne pendant la seconde moitié du XVIII siècle. En 1758, Dugas et les siens évitent la déportation en fuyant l'ile Royale (ile du Cap-Breton), mais ils sont plus tard capturés par les Britanniques et incarcérés à Halifax. Après la fin de la guerre en 1763, ils rentrent à l'ile Royale, où Dugas aide à rebâtir une communauté florissante en tant que sage femme, gardienne de la mémoire et cofondatrice de Chéticamp
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(v. 1785) Dugas, qui a survécu à huit déracinements successifs, démontre l'ingéniosité et la résilience des Acadfennes durant 50 ans de guerre et de tretibles.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 46° 38.582′ N, 61° 0.093′ W. Marker is near Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, in Inverness County. Marker is on Cabot Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La fin d'un rêve / The End of a Dream (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Dés l'année suivante, en 1927 / The following year, in 1927 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); M. Joseph Macfarland / Mr. Joseph MacFarland (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Tunnel et Quai de la mine / Tunnel and Mine Wharf (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); La Bouée du havre / The Harbour Bouy (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Voie ferrée et « Lu vieille Louise » / The railroad and "La Vieille Louise" (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Gypsum Mine/La Mine De Plâtre (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Chéticamp War Memorial (approx. 2.3 kilometers away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Last updated on September 15, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photo   1. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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