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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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La consommation de l'eau souterraine dans la region de Grand Pre peut poser un risque pour la san te, mais le degre de risque demeure inconnu.
Grand Pre's inhabitants were "Acadians," descendants of the French Canadian trappers and merchants who had settled Nova Scotia roughly a century and a half earlier.
Nearly ten thousand people attended the August 15 ceremonies at Grand Pre, where a statue of the fictional Evangeline stands vigil near the scene of the original expulsions.
It's a long way from the coffee-growing campesinos of Oaxaca, Mexico, to a coffee-roasting co-operative located in historic Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, site of the Acadian expulsion of 1755.
Price includes: Return scheduled flights, two nights accommodation at the three star Grand Pre Hotel and all pre-paid taxes.
27, 1918, the battalion had advanced too far ahead of its own lines at Grand Pre, France, and found itself entirely surrounded by the enemy.
IT was October and the tourist season in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia was almost past, but it was still a glorious sunny day when I reached Grand Pre. The trees were clothed in a last display of brilliant colour before they yielded to the onset of winter.
* Domaine de Grand Pre, Grand Pre, N.S., for its Pomme d'Or, made from both old and new apple varieties grown locally in the Annapolis Valley.
The statue of Evangeline is to be found today in Grand Pre near Wolfville in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Sables mouvants, nouvelles, Wolfville, Grand Pre, 1994.
Elizabeth moans that she must be near him and persuades Charley Jones to take her back to Virginia, to Grand Pre, where Jones organizes a ball to celebrate "the success of the South." During the ball Joel shows up, and although wounded in the arm, dances the night away with his little wife.
Between 1893 and 1905 he published nearly 20 volumes of verse, including Low Tide on Grand Pre (1893); three series of Songs from Vagabondia (1894, 1896, 1901), written in collaboration with Richard Hovey, a poet whom he had met at Harvard; and Sappho (1904).