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Madawaska in Aroostook County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Acadian Landing Site

Acadian Cross Historic Shrine

— National Register of Historic Places —

 
 
Acadian Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
1. Acadian Landing Site Marker
Inscription.  
This property has been
placed on the

National Register
of Historic Places


by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1785.
 
Location. 47° 21.199′ N, 68° 16.391′ W. Marker is in Madawaska, Maine, in Aroostook County. Marker is on Fournier Siding (Siding Road), 0.4 miles north of Main Street (U.S. 1). Marker and monument are located at the north end of Fournier Siding, overlooking the Saint John River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 774B Main Street, Madawaska ME 04756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Who is a patenteux? / Patenteux ou pas ? (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Making Do" / Tout faire avec rien (approx. 0.3 miles away); Territoire de Madawaska (approx. 0.3 miles away); Acadian Heroine: Tante Blanche / Tante Blanche : Héroïne acadienne (approx. 0.3 miles away); Genealogy, Massive French & Acadian Family Reunions (approx.
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0.3 miles away); Discover Traces of Acadian Architecture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Du Premier Débarquement des Acadiens àu Madawaska (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint David Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madawaska.
 
Regarding Acadian Landing Site. National Register of Historic Places #73000098
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Acadian Cross Historic Shrine
 
Also see . . .
1. Acadian Landing Site (Wikipedia). Located on the southern bank of the Saint John River east of Madawaska and marked by a large marble cross, it is the site traditionally recorded as the landing point of the first Acadians to settle this region of the upper Saint John River. In 1785, a group of twenty Acadian families led by Joseph Daigle worked their way up the Saint John River from Fredericton. According to local tradition, they ended their journey at this site, and erected a wooden cross to mark the occasion. (Submitted on April 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Acadian Cross. Joseph Simon DAIGLE directed
Acadian Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
2. Acadian Landing Site Marker
the erecting of the first Cross in June 1785, upon setting foot on the banks of the river at St. David. Thus, the two DAIGLES, six CYRS, one THIBODEAU, two MERCURES, one SANSFAÇON, one AYOTTE, one POTIER, one DUPERRE and one FOURNIER…sixteen original settlers, had expressed their faith in God and in the new land. Today, it is referred to as “The Acadian Cross”, “The Landing Site” and “Cross on the Flats”. The Cross and the Cross site is used as a point of reference, from which all Acadian history in the St. John Valley, starts. (Submitted on April 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Acadian Cross Historic Shrine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
3. Acadian Cross Historic Shrine
Acadian Cross Historic Shrine Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
4. Acadian Cross Historic Shrine Plaque
1785
Acadian Cross Historic Shrine
En Honneur de Nos Pionniers
In Honor of Our Pioneers
Alexander Ayotte / Charlotte Saucier • Antoine Cyr / Genevieve Violette • Firmin Cyr / Ursule Rol, Euphrosine Cyr • Francois Cyr / Marie Anne Guilbeau • Jacques Cyr / Elisabeth Belanger • Olivier Cyr / Anastasie Lebrun, Madeleine Theriault • Pierre Cyr / Madeleine Ayotte • Joseph Daigle / Charlotte Lefebvre • Joseph Daigle, Fils-son / Theotiste Cyr • Pierre Duperre • Baptiste Fournier / Felicite Martin, Marie Mazerolle • Louis Mercure / Madeleine Thibodeau • Michele Mercure / Angelique Potvin • Paul Potier / Judith Thibodeau • Louis Sansfacon / Magdeleine Thibodeau, Marie Anne Savoie • Baptist Thibodeau / Marie Leblang

Plaque Donated by American Legion Thomas O. Cyr Post 147
1985
Kchidamidput — En Honneur — In Honor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
5. Kchidamidput — En Honneur — In Honor
”Bemkiskok, Milowtehmbitin, Nmusshun, Gogimilkoon, Youd Mootkin.”
Negoot–Gook Sagam Francois – Xavier
• • •
"Aujourd’hui, la main ouverte, mon coeur te donne une partie de ce pays."
Chef Malecite Francious-Xavier
• • •
”Today, hand extended, my heart gives you a part of this country.”
Malecite Chief Francois-Xavier

Bicentennial Project
Madawaska Historical Society
1785-1985
Sincere Appreciation Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 1, 2019
6. Sincere Appreciation Plaque
In Sincere Appreciation
The citizens of the town of Madawaska
American Legion Thomas O. Cyr Post 147 • Knights of Columbus Council 2638 • Fraser Paper, Inc. • Northern Trading Company, Inc. • St. David Parish • St. Thomas Parish • La Société Historique du Madawaska, Edmundston, New Brunswick • Ste-Agathe Historical Society • L’Heritage Vivant-Living Heritage, Van Buren, Maine • Fort Kent Historical Society • Saint-Basile, “Berceau du Madawaska”

Maine Historic Preservation Commission
Aroostook County Commissioners
Plaque donated by Knights of Columbus
Council 2638
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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