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Arrondissement Historique Rural de Grand-Pré Marker (French) image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 17, 2014
Arrondissement Historique Rural de Grand-Pré Marker (French)
Nova Scotia (Kings County), Grand Pré — Grand-Pré Rural Historic DistrictArrondissement Historique Rurual de Grand-Pré
English The villages of Grand-Pré and Hortonville, and the fertile farmlands which surround them, comprise one of the oldest settlement and land use patterns of European origin in Canada. Acadians began settling near Grand-Pré in the 1680s, . . . — Map (db m78721) HM
Nova Scotia (Kings County), Grand Pré — 01 — Statue of EvangelineLa statue d’Évangéline — Longfellow’s Heroine / Héroïne de Longfellow
English This statue of Evangeline, heroine of Longfellow’s epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, is a powerful emotive symbol of the Deportation. It connects the story of Evangeline to the history of Grand Prê. Two famous . . . — Map (db m78723) HM
Nova Scotia (Kings County), Grand Pré — The Expulsion of the AcadiansLa déportation des Acadiens — (1755-1762)
English The expulsion of the Acadians began in 1755, on the eve of the Seven Years’ War. Frustrated with the neutrality of the Acadians who refused to swear an unconditional oath of allegiance to the Crown, British forces began the . . . — Map (db m78722) HM

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