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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

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"The Acadians were a mixed blood people with a distinct culture unlike the French or English. They were a high bred people more aligned to the Indian culture than the Europeans. The Acadians were a collection of closely knit families. Family, God, and land were important to them. No one was rich, no one was poor. They were non-materialistic. No political parties were required. Acadian life was calm, gentle and tolerant. Crime was unheard of. They had no social classes. Acadians resisted political or moral rule. The church had no more authority than minor religious administration. The church had its cloak of invincibility removed and was vulnerable to personal criticism. They were pacifists by nature. Some called their culture a sort of utopia. These attributes were a source of irritation to both Church and State."

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Annapolis Royal (2006 Population 444) is a Canadian town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. Known as Port-Royal until 1710, it is one of the the oldest continuous European settlements in North America.

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The following is from www.acadian-home.org/ Pre-Deport-Villages.html:

The Port-Royal Habitation was constructed in 1605 near the mouth of the Dauphin River [now the Annapolis River]. Samuel de Champlain was its architect and it had been the center of a small French settlement.

In 1613 Port-Royal was sacked and burned by troops from Virginia but the name Port-Royal survived and after the arrival of Acadian families from France in the 1630s the area became the birth place of Acadia.


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


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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Map of Acadia
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Map of Acadia
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Church of St. Louis
540 St George St., Annapolis Royal, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1835
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Church of St. Louis
540 St George St., Annapolis Royal, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1835
Source: Google maps
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - The General's Bridge, near Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
Canadian Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

The General's Bridge, near Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - View from Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

View from Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Powder Magazine, Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Powder Magazine, Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.

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1605 - Samuel de Champlain establishes the first successful New France Colony at Port Royal

Acadian Passport: Port Royal National Historic Site

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1610 - June 24 - Micmac chief Membertou and 20 family members baptized by Jesse La Fleche at Port Royal; First Roman Catholic missionary in Canada; First Christian converts in New France

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ June_24
1613 Port Royal looted and burned by pirate Captain Argyle from Virginia.

1629 July three ships with Scotish settlers arrive at Port Royal.

1631 - July 10 - King Charles I [England] orders William Alexander to give Port Royal back to the French and destroy the fort built by his son
Scots are forced to abandon their settlement at Port Royal.
canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_10
1635 - Port Royal moved across the river.

1643 Fort Anne built at new Port Royal site.

1650 - English 'Brawn'
Acadia (Nova Scotia) recipes called for English ‘Brawn’. Brawn was originally for the flesh of the...Read MORE...

1654 Captain Sedwidge with Orders from Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, captures Port Royal.

1654 - Acadia
The Acadian children born between 1654 and 1670 had little or no knowledge of France. Unlike New...Read MORE...

1658 - The population of Port Royal, Acadia is no more than 250 souls.

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1667 - Treaty of Breda - Acadia is given back to France
The Treaty of Breda restored Acadia to France. Paris largely ignored Acadia, and Quebec's war with ...Read MORE...

1670 - Acadia
The French decision to not send colonists to Canada in 1666 had a profound impact on Canada as...Read MORE...

1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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1695 - Fort Anne, (1695-1708) (Annapolls, Acadia ( Nova Scotia)) is established.

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1699 - A crop failure at Port Royal, Acadia caused extensive suffering in the colony.

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1704 - Attacked
June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned ...Read MORE...

1706 - English Repelled
John March of Newbury received a commission to take Fort Royal in Acadia. One thousand and seventy ...Read MORE...

1707 Port Royal attacked twice by New England.

1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it ...Read MORE...

1754 - French and Indian War at Port Royal

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1755 - Grand Derangement
The "Grand Derangement" the forced deportation of Acadians is considered the beginning of the Cajun ...Read MORE...

1756 - Virginia Rejects Acadians
About 1,200 Acadians were sent to Virginia but were never let off the ships, because they had not...Read MORE...

1763 - Nova Scotia
The English land cleared about 11,000 French Acadians from Nova Scotia during the period of 1755 to ...Read MORE...

1764 - Acadians Return to Nova Scotia
The Acadians were finally allowed to return to Nova Scotia in 1764. However, the fertile lands that ...Read MORE...

1835 - Church of St. Louis established at Annapolis Royal

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1873
ANNAPOLIS, formerly called PORT ROYAL, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, at the mouth of the River...Read MORE...

News  1880 - FIRE RECORD. Nova Scotia Town in Flames.
HALIFAX, N. S., August 3 .- The upper end of the town of Annapolis is in flames, extending from J....Read MORE...

1916
Annapolis, or Annapolis Royal, formerly Port Royal, a port of entry of Nova Scotia, at the mouth of ...Read MORE...

Annapolis Royal
Annapolis Royal, NS, incorporated as a town in 1893, population 481 (2011c), 444 (2006c). The Town...Read MORE...


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