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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."
www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french34.htm

"Annapolis, formerly Port Royal, a port of entry of Nova Scotia, at the mouth of the river Annapolis, a fine inlet of the Bay of Fundy, 129 miles W. of Halifax. It is the most ancient settlement in this part of North America, having been founded in 1604 by De Monts, a Frenchman. In the time of Queen Anne it was occupied by the British, whence the name of Annapolis, or City of Anne. It was the seat of government until 1749. It has railway commmunication with Halifax and Yarmouth, and daily steam communication with St. John, New Brunswick, distant 63 miles. It has 2 branch banks, a Dominion savings-bank, a weekly newspaper, 9 hotels, and about 30 stores. Ship-building is largely engaged in. Pop. (1891) 959."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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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Map of Acadia
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Church of St. Louis
540 St George St., Annapolis Royal, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1835
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The General's Bridge, near Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
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  • 1605 - Samuel de Champlain establishes the first successful New France Colony at Port Royal
    1604, June 20 - Pierre de Monts and Samuel de Champlain reach the Annapolis Basin; Champlain names the whole area Port Royal. The following year,... Read MORE...

  • Acadian Passport: Port Royal National Historic Site

  • 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 pigs head that has been boiled, chopped and... 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 France, they were not governed by the religious,... Read MORE...

  • 1658 - The population of Port Royal, Acadia is no more than 250 souls.
    www.telusplanet.net/ public/dgarneau/french16.htm
  • 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 the Iroquois left little time for Acadia... Read MORE...

  • 1670 - Acadia
    The French decision to not send colonists to Canada in 1666 had a profound impact on Canada as Acadia had a population of 400 whereas Massachusetts... Read MORE...

  • 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.
    www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
  • 1695 - Fort Anne, (1695-1708) (Annapolls, Acadia ( Nova Scotia)) is established.
    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french25.htm
  • 1699 - A crop failure at Port Royal, Acadia caused extensive suffering in the colony.
    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french25.htm
  • 1704 - Attacked
    June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned Les Mines (Grand Pre), took Cobequid (Truro) and... Read MORE...

  • 1706 - English Repelled
    John March of Newbury received a commission to take Fort Royal in Acadia. One thousand and seventy six English, with four hundred and fifty sailors, ... 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 Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal.... Read MORE...

  • 1754 - French and Indian War at Port Royal
    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ nsztimeln.htm
  • 1755 - Grand Derangement
    The "Grand Derangement" the forced deportation of Acadians is considered the beginning of the Cajun culture.

    Of the 8 to 10 thousand Acadians... 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 been expected and they were not wanted. They sat on ... Read MORE...

  • 1763 - Nova Scotia
    The English land cleared about 11,000 French Acadians from Nova Scotia during the period of 1755 to 1763, to make room for English and Scottish... 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 once were theirs were now occupied by English... Read MORE...

  • 1835 - Church of St. Louis established at Annapolis Royal
    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1873
    ANNAPOLIS, formerly called PORT ROYAL, a seaport town of Nova Scotia, at the mouth of the River Annapolis, a fine inlet of the Bay of Fundy, 129... 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. B. Wilson's to R. S. Hardwick's and back to No. 10 ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Annapolis, or Annapolis Royal, formerly Port Royal, a port of entry of Nova Scotia, at the mouth of the river Annapolis, a fine inlet of the Bay of... Read MORE...

  • Annapolis Royal
    Annapolis Royal, NS, incorporated as a town in 1893, population 481 (2011c), 444 (2006c). The Town of Annapolis Royal is located on the south side of ... Read MORE...

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