Annapolis Royal in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Les terres endiguées des Acadiens
When the French settled at Port-Royal in the early 1600s, the shores of the Annapolis River were bordered with tidal salt marsh. In the 1630s, the French at Port-Royal started reclaiming this fertile land by building dykes.
The settlement spread up the Bay of Fundy to the Minas Basin and the Isthmus of Chignecto. Over generations, the French settlers developed their own cultural identity; they became the Acadian people. They dyked and cultivated salt marshes throughout this territory.
Lors de l’arrivée des Français à Port-Royal au début des années 1600, les rives de l’Annapolis sont bordées de marais salés côtiers. Dans les années 1630, les Français de Port-Royal commencent à assécher les marais en construisant des digues.
L’établissement des colons se fait le long de la baie de Fundy jusqu’au bassin des Mines et dans l’isthme de Chignectou. De générations en générations, ces colons français développent leur propre identité culturelle; ils deviennent des Acadiens. Ils endiguent puis cultivent les marais salés a la grandeur de ce territoire.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 44.444′ N, 65° 31.171′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, in Annapolis County. Marker can be reached from St. George Street just from St. Anthony Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 St George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia B0S, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jean Paul Mascarene (a few steps from this marker); Charles Fort / Le fort Charles (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anne, a Bastioned Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Use of Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Vetch (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Flag Bastion (about 90 meters away); The Black Hole (about 90 meters away); Captures of Port Royal (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis Royal.
More about this marker. This marker is located on the grounds of Fort Anne National Historic Site.
Also see . . . The Acadians and the Creation of the Dykeland 1680–1755. The Acadians are a people born in North America. Their identity is the result of the transformation of their individual European values as they came into contact with a new environment and new people. Their story begins (Submitted on November 2, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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