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Lower West Pubnico in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers

Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse

 
 
Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
1. Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers Marker
Inscription.

Les pionniers acadiens

Pubnico est le plus ancien village acadien encore habité par les descendants des familles fondatrices. Vous trouverez, dans l'annuaire téléphonique, près de 400 personnes du nom d'Entremont. Ils sont les descendants du Sieur Philippe Mius d'Entremont qui a fondé Pubnico en 1653.

Les Acadiens furent déportés d'ici durant les déportations de 1756 et de 1758. Mais ils sont revenus 11 ans plus tard... pour y rester.

Le Village historique témoigne du courage des Acadiens. Il est le résultat d'une coopération communautaire exemplaire. Plusieurs personnes y ont contribué des artefacts, des matériaux, du temps et de l'argent. Les édifices ont été déplacés et rénovés. Des collectes de fonds ont eu lieu, dont une qui a vendu 1000 tartes aux pommes préparées localement. La vente de tartes se fait maintenant annuellement!

Allons du passé au présent. Le hangar à poisson d'Augustin « My Son » d'Éon, est vraiment le précurseur des usines de transformation du poisson d'aujourd'hui qui ont une valeur de plusieurs millions de dollars. Vous verrez ici des travailleurs acharnés, une fierté de famille, une capacité d'adaptation et un sens d'humour taquin.

Saviez-vous ?
Il n'existe aucune image du fondateur. La statue en bois est inspirée d'une peinture du Sieur Philippe Mius d'Entremont peinte

Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
2. Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers Marker
In front of Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse visitor center
par un artiste local, le Père Maurice LeBlanc, cjm.

Pour plus de renseignements sur l'Excursion interprétive des côtes acadiennes consultez www.CotesacadiennesetYarmouth.com

Acadian Pioneers

Pubnico is the oldest Acadian village still inhabited by descendants of its founding families. In the phone book you'll see close to 400 listings of d'Entremonts—descendants of Sieur Philippe Mius d'Entremont, who founded Pubnico in 1653.

Acadians were deported from here during the Deportations of 1756 and 1758. They returned 11 years later...and stayed.

This historical village is a testimony to the spirit of the Acadians. It became a reality largely due to the community banding together. Many contributed by donating artifacts, materials, time and money. Buildings were relocated and restored. Local fundraising events were held, including one at which 1000 apple pies were made and sold. This event continues as an annual fundraiser!

So step back in time—and connect to the present. For example, Augustin "My Son" d'Eon's fish shed is really a precursor of the multimillion-dollar fish plants that you see in Pubnico today. Hard work, family pride, resilience, and a gentle sense of humour are all evident here.

Do you know?
There are no images of the founder. This carved statue was inspired by a painting titled Sieur Philippe Mius d'Entremont by Père Maurice LeBlanc, c.j.m., a local artist.

For more information on the Acadian Shores Interpretive Tour consult www.YarmouthandAcadianShores.com
 
Location. 43° 38.237′ N, 65° 47.591′ W. Marker is in Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, in Yarmouth County. Marker is on Old Church Road 0.7 kilometers east of Nova Scotia Route 335, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance to Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia, in the Municipality of the District of Argyle. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91 Old Church Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 2C0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sieur Phillippe Mius-d'Entremont (here, next to this marker); What and When is Le Village Acadien? (within shouting distance of this marker); Who are the Acadians? / Qui sont les Acadiens? (within shouting distance of this marker); What and Where is Acadie? / L'Acadie, c'est quoi?...c'est ou? (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bond with the Sea / A Sustaining Faith (within shouting distance of this marker); Dennis Point (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Recolter la mer / Harvesting the Sea (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Musée acadien et Centre de recherch / Acadian Museum and Research Center (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lower West Pubnico.
 
Also see . . .
1. Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse/The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Yarmouth and Acadian Shores. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philippe Mius d'Entremont in Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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