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By Barry Swackhamer, June 19, 2014
One Place, Four Names Marker
Nova Scotia (Richmond County), St. Peter's — One Place, Four Names ó Quatre noms pour un mÍme endroit
English St. Peterís is one of Nova Scotiaís 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, Peterís and Its Canal ó St. Peterís et son canal
English The community of St. Peterís is situated on the neck of land that separates the Bras díOr 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. Peterís Canal / Le Canal Saint-Pierre ó St. Peters / Saint-Pierre
There are two plaques on this monument St. Peterís Canal / Le Canal Saint-Pierre English Connecting St. Peterís Bay on the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras díOr Lakes, St. Peterís Canal follows substantially the portage of the . . . — Map (db m78726) HM
Nova Scotia (Richmond County), St. Peter's — The French Settlement of Saint-Pierre ó Líťtablissement franÁais 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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