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Near Horton Landing in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

New England Planters/Les planters de la Nouvelle-Angeleterre

 
 
New England Planters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
1. New England Planters Marker
Inscription.  
In 1759, New England farmers and fishermen sent agents to Halifax to discuss with Governor Lawrence the settlement of the undeveloped areas of the province. Substantial immigration began in 1760 and, by late 1763, several thousand settlers were established throughout Nova Scotia. They particularly successful in the Minas area, where they took up the fallow lands of the displaced Acadians. By 1780, Edmund Burke could describe the province as "formed by the overflowings of the exuberant population of New England." This influx was to have a significant effect on the character and development were of Nova Scotia.

En 1759, les agents des agriculteurs et des pêcheurs de la Nouvelle- Angleterre vinrent discuter à Halifax avec le gouverneur Lawrence de la colonisation du reste de la province. Dès 1763, des milliers de colons étaient déjà établis dans toute la Nouvelle- Écosse. Ils réussirent très bien dans la région des Mines où ils occupèrent les terres en friche des Acadiens déportés. Cette province, qu'en 1780 Edmund Burke disait «peuplée du trop-plein de l'exubérante population de la Nouvelle- Angleterre», en fut profondément marquée dans son évolution.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
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New England Planters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
2. New England Planters Marker
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AgricultureWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
Location. 45° 6.798′ N, 64° 16.778′ W. Marker is near Horton Landing, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Wharf Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Horton Landing NS B0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Democracy and the New England Planters/La démocratie et les Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (here, next to this marker); The Arrival of the New England Planters/L'arrivée des Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tragedy of the Deportation/La tragédie de la Déportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton Landing Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Acacia Villa School (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Landscape of Grand Pré/Le Paysage de Grand-Pré (approx. 2.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Horton Landing.
 
Also see . . .  New England Planters. (Submitted on September 27, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Emigration
View of the Grand Pré Dykelands image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
3. View of the Grand Pré Dykelands
and migration
 
Horton Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
4. Horton Landing
The Dykelands image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
5. The Dykelands
The New England planters gradually expanded the original dikes to include all of the area between the island and the mainland between the Cornwallis and Gaspereau Rivers. The flat area in the center of the map shows the current dykelands.
Great Deportment Cross at Horton Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
6. Great Deportment Cross at Horton Landing
The New England planters replaced the forcibly removed Acadians who had started the dikes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022