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Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia

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This area comprised of 21 hamlets and was quite extensive. There were at least three flour or lumber mills. Acadian crops consisted of wheat, corn, flax, peas, beans, cabbage, beets, onions, carrots and turnip. Up to the Deportation in 1755 livestock was in abundance consisting of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry in the fields. Some of the families that lives here were Surette, Thibodeau, Pellerin, Theriault, Babin, Aucoin and Gaudet.

From: www.acadian-home.org/ Pre-Deport-Villages.html

NOTE: Interesting article about old Acadian Cemeteries
www.ameriquefrancaise.org/ en/ article-333/ Acadian_Cemeteries_in_Nova_Scotia.html#1


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Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia - North Avenue, Canning, N.S.
Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia

North Avenue, Canning, N.S.
Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia - Sir. Frederick Borden's Residence, Canning, N.S.
Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia

Sir. Frederick Borden's Residence, Canning, N.S.
Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia - Main Street Looking West
Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia

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1701 - Census - In 1701, the following families were counted at Riviere aux Canards.
Pierre TERRIOT, his wife, 9 girls, 9 arpents, 20 cattle, 6 sheep, 12 hogs, 1 gun.
Germain...Read MORE...

1714 - Census - The following were listed as residents of Riviere aux Canards in 1714.
Widow of Etienne HEBERT, 3 sons, 1 daughter.
Jean COMMEAU and wife, 4 sons, 6 daughters....Read MORE...

1740 - Jean Baptiste Desenclaves becomes priest of St. Joseph Parish (Riviere Aux Canards)

1760 - After the Acadian Expulsion, Canning - first called Apple Tree Landing and later Habitant Corner - was settled in 1760 by New England Planters

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1873
CANNING, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, Kings co., on Habitant River, a stream falling into Minas...Read MORE...

1889 - Canning merchants and farmers founded the Cornwallis Valley Railway which ran from 1889 to 1961, connecting the village to the Dominion Atlantic Railway mainline in Kentville, Nova Scotia.

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1916
Canning, an outport of Kings CO., Nova Scotia, on the Habitant River and on the Cornwallis Valley...Read MORE...

Canning
Canning, NS, incorporated as a village in 1968, population (2011c), 798 (2006c). The Village of...Read MORE...


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