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Louisbourg

a fortress in Canada, in Nova Scotia on SE Cape Breton Island: founded in 1713 by the French and strongly fortified (1720--40); captured by the British (1758) and demolished; reconstructed as a historic site
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Louisbourg is the largest historical reconstruction in North America.
But the new fort of Louisbourg changed the strategic situation.
Narrator D: Amherst attacks and takes Louisbourg. Meanwhile, the Iroquois win a great battle near the Niagara River.
The landmark Euclid case, (16) which led to widespread zoning by cities, was decided in 1926, while private communities such as Gramercy Park in New York and Louisbourg Square in Boston have been private associations since 1831 and 1844 respectively.
Organic geochemistry indicates TOC as high as 14% in the Wyandot Formation (South Venture O-59) and hydrogen indices from negligible to as high as 493 (Louisbourg J-47).
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) restored Madras to British rule and Louisbourg in Canada to French rule.
(7) See Gilles Proulx, `Les livres a la forteresse de Louisbourg,' APLA Bulletin, 45, 3 (November, 1981), 25-27, 37.
The next day we went on to Fortress of Louisbourg. Though historical forts are not my favorite thing, I was soon won over by the wonderful reenactment players who are scattered around the huge, eighteenth-century French outpost that is really called a town.
Louisbourg, the French fortress reconstructed on Cape Breton Island with labour from the dormant coal mines; Upper Canada Village (Figure 1), an assembly of structures rescued from lands in Eastern Ontario which were flooded by construction of the St.
Even in pre-British North America outside the Thirteen Colonies (early Acadia or New France), the principal introduction experienced by others of Black African origin was chattel slavery, as the personal private property of some of the wealthier French settlers, for example at Fortress Louisbourg.
It deserves to be known more about," said John Johnston, historian at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.