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One Place, Four Names Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2014
One Place, Four Names Marker
Nova Scotia (Richmond County), St. Peter's — One Place, Four NamesQuatre noms pour un même endroit
English St. Peter’s is one of Nova Scotia’s oldest settlements. The Portuguese were likely here in the 1500s, calling it San Pedro. In 1650, the French established a post nearby under the name of Saint-Pierre, where they traded with the . . . — Map (db m78728) HM
Nova Scotia (Richmond County), St. Peter's — St, Peter’s and Its CanalSt. Peter’s et son canal
English The community of St. Peter’s is situated on the neck of land that separates the Bras d’Or Lake from the Atlantic Ocean. Up until the introduction of road and rail travel, the lake was the highway of the interior of Cape Breton and . . . — Map (db m78729) HM
Nova Scotia (Richmond County), St. Peter's — St. Peter’s Canal / Le Canal Saint-PierreSt. Peters / Saint-Pierre
There are two plaques on this monument St. Peter’s Canal / Le Canal Saint-Pierre English Connecting St. Peter’s Bay on the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras d’Or Lakes, St. Peter’s Canal follows substantially the portage of the . . . — Map (db m78726) HM
Nova Scotia (Richmond County), St. Peter's — The French Settlement of Saint-PierreL’établissement français de Saint-Pierre
English Nicolas Denys, a merchant from Tours, France, arrived here in 1650 to restore an abandoned Portuguese fort called San Pedro. He renamed it Saint-Pierre, and set out to pursue fishing and trading - primarily in furs. Fort . . . — Map (db m78727) HM

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