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L'économie

The Economy

 
 
L'économie / The Economy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. L'économie / The Economy Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
En 1890, la paroisse de Miscouche compte 683 Acadiens francophones et 137 anglophones, principalement d'origine écossaise. La majorité des paroissiens vivent sur la ferme, bien que les activités économiques sont assez variées dans le village situé au cœur de la paroisse. Un article publié dans le Summerside Journal en 1884 brosse un portrait dynamique de la communauté « Nos marchands ont été extrêmement occupés pendant le commerce automnal. Certains étaient engagés dans le commerce des produits agricoles, payant les plus hauts prix comptant pour les pommes de terre, l'avoine, etc. D'autres étaient engagés dans le commerce d'huîtres alors que d'autres, dans la vente d'œufs. En plus des marchands, nous avons plusieurs mécaniciens, carrossiers, forgerons, tailleurs, cordonniers, charpentiers, menuisiers, tonneliers, bouchers, etc. »

English:
In 1890, the Miscouche parish included 683 Francophone Acadians and 137 Anglophones, mainly of Scottish ancestry. The majority of parishioners lived on farms. However, economic activity was quite varied in the little village located in
Marker detail: Map of the centre of the village of Miscouche image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Map of the centre of the village of Miscouche
Plan du centre du village de Miscouche publié en 1880 dans le Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island.

Map of the centre of the village of Miscouche published in the 1880 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island
the heart of the parish, as the following article published in the Summerside Journal of 1884 illustrates: "Our merchants have been exceedingly busy during the fall trade. Some were engaged in the produce trade, paying the highest prices in cash for potatoes, oats, etc. Others were engaged in the oyster trade, and others in the egg business. Besides merchants, we have quite a variety of mechanics, carriage builders, blacksmiths, tailors, shoemakers, carpenters, joiners, coopers, butchers, etc."
 
Location. 46° 25.975′ N, 63° 52.056′ W. Marker is in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Lady Slipper Drive North (Prince Edward Island Route 12) just north of Main Drive East (Veteran's Memorial Highway) (Prince Edward Island Route 2), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the sidewalk, overlooking Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish Church to the northeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Lady Slipper Drive North, Miscouche, Prince Edward Island C0B 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. L'Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste (within shouting distance of this marker); L'évolution du village de Miscouche (within shouting distance of this marker); La Fanfare de Miscouche (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker detail: Gilbert DesRoches’ store, circa 1900 image. Click for full size.
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3. Marker detail: Gilbert DesRoches’ store, circa 1900
Devant le magasin de Gilbert DesRoches, vers 1900. À l’époque, DesRoches (debout dans l’encadrement de la porte) se proclamait comme le plus important exportateur d’huîtres du Canada

In front of Gilbert DesRoches’ store, circa 1900. At the time, DesRoches (Standing in the doorway) advertized himself as being Canada’s biggest oyster exporter.
La Convention nationale des Acadiens de 1884 (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Couvent Saint-Joseph et les religieuses de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (about 150 meters away); La fondation de Miscouche (about 150 meters away); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (approx. 7.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miscouche.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Village of Miscouche
 
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L'économie / The Economy Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
4. L'économie / The Economy Marker (wide view)
(Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish Church in background)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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