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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli in L'Islet MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
1. Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Monument
Inscription.

Nous nous souvenons

Saluons le courage et
la détermination qu'eurent
les sudcôtois suite à l'invasion
dévastatrice de 1759

En effet, lors de la conquête, 998 bâtiments
et de nombreures embarcations furent incendiés
de Kamoureska à Cap-Saint-Ignace. Sept personnes
furent tuies, cinq blessées et quinze furent
faites prisonnières dont six femmes et cinq enfants.
La dévastation fut presque totale.

Après s'etre réfugiées dans les bois un hiver durant,
les bonnes gens de ce coin de pays revinrent
conatruine à nouvcau le patrimoine dans le respect
de leux langue et de leues coutumes

Ce sort ces évinements
qui inspirirent le sujet du
célèbre roman de
Phillippe Aubert de Gaspé

"Les Anciens Canadiens"

Nous nous souvicnorons[?] longtemps
n'un Tel Attachement

Recensement de 1762
[Liste des noms de recensement]

[English translation]

We remember

Let us salute
the courage and determination
of the Southwest
following the devastating
invasion of 1759

Indeed, during the conquest, 998 buildings
and numerous boats were burned from
Kamoureska to Cap-Saint-Ignace.
Seven people were killed, five wounded and
fifteen were taken prisoner including
six

Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
2. Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Marker
women and five children.
The devastation was almost total.

After having taken refuge in the woods
for a winter, the good people of this part
of the country came back to their heritage,
again respecting their language and their customs.

This fate, these events
inspired the subject of
the famous novel by
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé

"The Canadians of Old"

We will long remember

1762 Census
[List of census surnames]


 
Location. 47° 12.981′ N, 70° 16.179′ W. Marker is in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, in L'Islet MRC. Touch for map. Monument is on the Centre Municipal grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 place de l'église, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Les Trois Berets / The Three Berets (a few steps from this marker); Centre Municipal de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli Municipal Center (a few steps from this marker); Hommages à la Congrégation des Soeurs de Saint-Joseph de Saint-Vallier (within shouting distance of this marker); Place de l'Église (within shouting distance of this marker); Église de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (about 90
Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
3. Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Marker
meters away, measured in a direct line); Historique des phares à la Traverse de Saint-Roch (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Historique du phare de La Roche à Veillon (approx. 4.8 kilometers away); Historique du phare du Pilier de Pierre (approx. 4.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli.
 
Also see . . .
1. Siege of Québec. (Submitted on September 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Phillippe Aubert de Gaspé at Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on September 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philippe Aubert de Gaspé at Good Reads. (Submitted on September 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Decisive Blow: the Anglo-French Naval Campaign of 1759 (Delamer, 2018). (Submitted on September 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraDisastersSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
4. Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Marker
Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
5. Les Anciens Canadiens / The Canadians of Old Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 30, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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