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Chezzetcook, Tracadie and Havre Boucher

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, August 27, 2019
1. Chezzetcook, Tracadie and Havre Boucher
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Many of the Acadians who escaped, or survived the Great Upheaval of 1755 to 1763, either died of exposure, or were captured and imprisoned as "Prisoners of War". Makeshift detention centers were often old trading posts such as Fort Edward in the Windsor (Piziquid) area, Fort Beauséjour (Cobiquid), or isolated spots like George's Island in Halifax Harbour, and in Halifax's Northwest Arm. In these horrible living quarters, many detainees either died or endured several years of misery until the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763, officially ending the Deportation. With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, many of the Acadians who had been held prisoners settled in the Chezzetcook area, a coastal community, a short any distance east of Halifax. Some of the Chezzetcook families later settled in what is now Tracadie, while Havre Boucher was settled mostly by family clusters from the Ile Madame area in an attempt to restart their lives peacefully and removed from the British threat in Halifax. However, several of the Chezzetcook families petitioned for land in the Tor Bay and New Harbour areas, and around 1797 several families came here
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By Steve Stoessel, August 27, 2019
2. Map of Nova Scotia showing new settlement areas
to establish a new home in peace and freedom. They arrived by boat and by land and were later joined by Acadians of the Tracadie and Havre Boucher regions, many of whom were relatives or friends of these former Chezzetcook settlers.

Une majorité des évadés Acadiens qui ont survécu au grand dérangement de 1755 à 1763 sont morts de froid ou ont été incarceré comme prisonniers de guerre. Des prisons temporaire telle que Fort Edward (Piziquid), Fort Beauséjour (Cobequid), George's Island (à l'entrée du havre d'Halifax) et le bras Nord-Ouest d'Halifax. À cause des conditions affreuses, plusieurs de ces prisonniers sont morts ou bien ils ont passé plusieurs années dans la misère jusqu'à la ratification du Traité de Paris en 1763, qui met fin à la déportation. Suite au Traité de Paris, beaucoup de prisoniers Acadiens s'établissent à Chezzetcook, une communauté le long de la côte non loin d'Halifax. Quelques familles de Chezzetcook ont démenagées à Tracadie, tandis Havre Boucher fut établi des familles de l'Ile Madame, en essayant de vivre leurs vies loin de menaces Brittanique d'Halifax. Cependant, plusieurs familles provenant de Chezzetcook ont fait une demande de terres afin de s'établir dans la région de Tor Baie et enfin en 1797 plusieurs familles y sont arrivées à pied et par bateau. Plus tard, des familles de Tracadie et de Havre Boucher se sont joint à eux,
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plusieur d'entre eux étant parents ou amis de ces gens de que par Chezzetcook.

(Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 45° 13.308′ N, 61° 22.648′ W. Marker is in Larrys River, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Marine Drive (Nova Scotia Route 316) and Ballfield Loop, on the right when traveling west on Marine Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Larrys River, Nova Scotia B0H 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Settlement of the Tor Bay Area circa 1797 (here, next to this marker); The Resettlement (here, next to this marker); The Scattering of a People (here, next to this marker); The Great Upheaval 1755-1763 (here, next to this marker); Grand-Pré (a few steps from this marker); Acadian Dyke Building Along the Bay of Fundy (a few steps from this marker); Samuel de Champlain Meets Captain Savalette On Shores of Tor Bay (a few steps from this marker); Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along Tor Bay 1797-1900 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Larrys River.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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