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Acadian Village,Entrance by George Cousins
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Just outside Caraquet, New BRunswick,Canada is the Acadian Village, a reconstruction of life as it was in the period 1780 to 1880, on the farms and in the villages of the Acadian settlers of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The village contains about 20 buildings which were located at various places in the province, dismantled, and reconstructed in the Village.
Among them are working farms,where wool from sheep is washed, teased, carded and spun. Sit in the schoolhouse, which catered to grades one to eight,and try your hand at a slate and slate pencil. The water-powered grist mill works perfectly with it’s 1890’s machinery. The bread lady will show you her outdoor and indoor ovens, which can bake 30 loaves at a time. All in all, you will get a good understanding of what it was like to be a settler in the early days of colonization.

Taken in September 2006
Sony DSCF828 camera.

Comments

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Great write up and capture George. Quite interesting !!

  • Thanks Sean. I forgot about having this series, must post a few more. Glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Sounds like a very interesting spot to visit, George. Great capture!

  • Hi Mike..yes it is, you’d really think you were back in the late 1700’s, everything is authentic, and they use everything they make in the village.Food,cloth,livestock, all gets used locally.

    – George Cousins

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegover 4 years ago

    Nice shot, can’t wait to see it in August.

  • Sent you a BM about this Joe !

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    I was at Upper Canada Village with my young nephew yesterday and we had a blast! It was early enough and quiet enough we had opportunities to talk to all kinds of folk who work there and play the part. Fascinating and educational morning! Same idea – almost completely self-sufficent.

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsover 4 years ago

    I was thinking of Upper Canada Village when I answered you, never been there myself but figured it would be the same idea. There’s a Scottish highlands place in Cape Breton that’s the same, I think. It was built after I came out here so haven’t managed to get to it yet.

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