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Grand Pré

(grăn prā, Fr. gräN prā) [Fr.,=large field], village, W central N.S., Canada, on an arm of the Bay of Fundy. The area is famous for having been an early settlement of the Acadians, whose expulsion in 1755 is the subject of Longfellow's poem Evangeline. Grand Pré National Historic Park contains several remains from the Acadian period. The village was also the birthplace of Sir Robert Borden, prime minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920.
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Consumption of groundwater in the Grand Pre region may pose a health risk; however, the level of risk remains unknown.
French Acadians began settling in the Grand Pre area of Nova Scotia in the 17th century, where they devised a complex system of sod dikes to convert 3,000 acres of tidal marshes into rich cropland.
Tired and dirty from working in the fields to bring in the harvest, 418 males, boys as young as 10 to elders in their eighth and ninth decades of life, assembled in the Catholic chapel in the village of Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.
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